The city of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh definition by Webster's New World
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capital of Scotland, in the E part, on the Firth of Forth: district pop. 419,000
Edinburgh definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The capital of Scotland, in the eastern part of the country on the Firth of Forth. The city grew up around a castle built in the 11th century by King Malcolm III, successor to Macbeth, and it became the capital of Scotland in 1437. Edinburgh later developed into an important literary and cultural center and is the site of an annual international festival of the arts. Population: 436,000.
Edinburgh - Cultural Definition
Capital of Scotland, located in the Lothian region in the southeastern part; Scotland's banking and administrative center.
- The University of Edinburgh, which was founded in the sixteenth century, is noted for its faculties of divinity, law, medicine, music, and the arts.
- As a cultural center, Edinburgh was especially prominent in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when the philosophers David Hume and Adam Smith, the authors Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott, and the scientist James Hutton were active.