Melbourne definition by Webster's New World
- seaport in SE Australia: capital of Victoria: pop. 3,417,000
Origin: after the Australian citycity in E Fla.: pop. 71,000
- Melburnian noun
Melbourne definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A city of southeast Australia southwest of Canberra. Settled in 1835, it was the seat of the Australian federal government from 1901 to 1927. The Summer Olympics were held here in 1956. Population: 3,590,000.
- A city of east-central Florida on Indian River south of Cocoa Beach. It is a winter resort with varied light industries. Population: 77,000.
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Melbourne - Cultural Definition
Second-largest city in Australia, located on the country's southern coast; the capital of Victoria state and the largest city in the state; a financial and commercial center.