Monaco[män′ə kō, mə nä′kō]
Monaco definition by Webster's New World
- country in S Europe on the Mediterranean: an independent principality & an enclave in SE France: .75 sq mi (1.9 sq km); pop. 30,000
- its capital, a commune
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- Monacan adjective, noun
Monaco definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A principality on the Mediterranean Sea consisting of an enclave in southeast France. Probably settled by Phoenicians, it has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century. At various times Monaco was under the protection of Spain, Sardinia, and France but regained its sovereignty in 1861. The village of Monaco, or Monaco-Ville, is the capital. Population: 32,700.
- Monˈa·can adjective & n.
Monaco - Cultural Definition
Constitutional monarchy on the French Riviera.
- Its casino at Monte Carlo, luxury hotels, and spectacular scenery make Monaco a popular resort.
- The American actress Grace Kelly married Monaco's ruler, Prince Rainier III, in 1956. Princess Grace died in 1982.