Madrid definition by Webster's New World
capital of Spain, in the central part: pop. 3,159,000
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- Madrilenian adjective, noun
Madrid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The capital and largest city of Spain, on the central plateau north-northeast of Toledo. Built on the site of a Moorish fortress captured in the 10th century, it became the capital in 1561 during the reign of Philip II and grew in importance and magnificence under the Bourbons in the 18th century. Madrid was a Loyalist stronghold during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Population: 3,130,000.
Madrid - Cultural Definition
Capital of Spain and largest city in the country, located in the center of Spain.
- Madrid was the scene of fighting between the Loyalists and rebel forces of Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War; the city was greatly damaged.
- Madrid is the home of an outstanding art museum, the Museo del Prado.