Definition of Athens in English :

Define Athens in English

Athens meaning in English

Meaning of Athens in English

Pronunciation of Athens in English

Athens pronunciation in English

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1. athens, athinai, capital of greece, greek capital

the capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess)

Example Sentences:
'in the 5th century BC ancient Athens was the world's most powerful and civilized city'

2. athens

a town in southeast Ohio

3. athens

a university town in northeast Georgia

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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the capital of Greece, in the southeast near the Saronic Gulf: became capital after independence in 1834; ancient city-state, most powerful in the 5th century bc; contains the hill citadel of the Acropolis. Pop: 3 051 899 (2015 est)
. Greek name: Athinai (aˈθinɛ), Athina (aˈθina)

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capital of Greece, in the SE part: pop. 772,000: became established as the center of Greek culture in the 5th cent. b.c., when it was the capital of ancient Attica

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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1. The capital and largest city of Greece, in the eastern part of the country near the Saronic Gulf. It was at the height of its cultural achievements and imperial power in the fifth century BC during the time of Pericles. Athens became the capital of modern Greece in 1834, two years after the country achieved its independence from Turkey.
2. A city of northeast Georgia east-northeast of Atlanta. It was founded in 1785 as the site of the University of Georgia, which was chartered that year and established in 1801.

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