Montreal[män′trē ôl′, mun′-]
Montreal definition by Webster's New World
- city & seaport in SW Quebec, Canada, on an island in the St. Lawrence River: pop. 1,016,000 (met. area, 3,327,000)
- this island: 201 sq mi (521 sq km)
Origin: French Montréal, after Mont Royal, Mount Royal, at its center
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- Montrealer noun
Montreal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A city of southern Quebec, Canada, on Montreal Island in the St. Lawrence River. Named after Mount Royal, a hill at its center, it was founded by the French as Ville Marie de Montréal in 1642 and grew rapidly as a fur-trading center and starting point for western exploration. The English captured the city in 1760. Today Montreal is a major Canadian port and a cultural, commercial, and industrial hub. Population: 1,620,000.
Montreal - Cultural Definition
- Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris, and the second-largest city in Canada, after Toronto.
- It lies at the foot of Mount Royal, for which it is named.