HyperDic: istanbul

English > 1 sense of the word Istanbul:
NOUNlocationIstanbul, Stambul, Stamboul, Constantinoplethe largest city and former capital of Turkey
Istanbul > pronunciation
Soundsih.staanbuw'l
RhymesBlackpool ... Yule: 48 rhymes with uwl...
English > Istanbul: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningThe largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
SynonymsStambul, Stamboul, Constantinople
Instance ofcity, metropolis, urban centerA large and densely populated urban area
Part ofTurkey, Republic of TurkeyA Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans
PartsBosporus BridgeA suspension bridge across the Bosporus at Istanbul
Chalcedon, KadikoyA former town on the Bosporus (now part of Istanbul)
Hagia Sophia, Hagia Sofia, Santa Sophia, Santa SofiaA 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul
SpanishConstantinopla, Estambul, Istambul, Istanbul
CatalanConstantinoble, Estambul, Istambul, Istanbul

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