Greece

noun
1. a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil (Freq. 5)
Syn: ↑Hellenic Republic, ↑Ellas
Members of this Region:
Instance Hypernyms: ↑Balkan country, ↑Balkan nation, ↑Balkan state
Member Holonyms:
Part Holonyms: ↑Europe
Member Meronyms: ↑Greek, ↑Hellene, ↑Grecian
Part Meronyms:
Achaea, ↑Aegina, ↑Aigina, ↑Chios, ↑Khios, ↑Cyclades, ↑Kikladhes, ↑Dodecanese, ↑Dhodhekanisos, ↑Doris, ↑Lesbos, ↑Lesvos, ↑Mytilene, ↑Rhodes, ↑Rodhos, ↑Crete, ↑Kriti, ↑Ithaca, ↑Ithaki, ↑Athos, ↑Mount Athos, ↑Athens, ↑Athinai, ↑capital of Greece, ↑Greek capital, ↑Actium, ↑Attica, ↑Corinth, ↑Korinthos, ↑Argos, ↑Delphi, ↑Mycenae, ↑Epirus, ↑Laconia, ↑Nemea, ↑Boeotia, ↑Thessaloniki, ↑Salonika, ↑Salonica, ↑Thessalonica, ↑Stagira, ↑Stagirus, ↑Thessalia, ↑Thessaly, ↑Arcadia, ↑Peloponnese, ↑Peloponnesus, ↑Peloponnesian Peninsula, ↑Lemnos, ↑Limnos, ↑Olympus, ↑Mount Olympus, ↑Mt. Olympus, ↑Olimbos, ↑Parnassus, ↑Mount Parnassus, ↑Liakoura, ↑Saronic Gulf, ↑Gulf of Aegina
2. ancient Greece; a country of city-states (especially Athens and Sparta) that reached its peak in the fifth century BCE
Hypernyms: ↑Balkan country, ↑Balkan nation, ↑Balkan state

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\\ˈgrēs\ adjective
Usage: usually capitalized
Etymology: from Greece, country in southeastern Europe
: of or from Greece : of the kind or style prevalent in Greece : greek

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/grees/, n.
1. Ancient Greek, Hellas. Modern Greek, Ellas. a republic in S Europe at the S end of the Balkan Peninsula. 10,583,126; 50,147 sq. mi. (129,880 sq. km). Cap.: Athens.
2. a city in W New York. 16,177.

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[grēs]
a country in southeastern Europe; pop. 10,647,000; official language, Greek; capital, Athens
Encyclopedic information:
The age of the classical city-states, of which the most prominent were Athens and Sparta, reached its peak in the 5th century bc, after which Greece fell to Macedonia and then became part of the Roman and Byzantine Empires. It was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1466 and remained under Turkish rule until the war of independence from 1821 until 1830, after which it became a kingdom. The monarchy was overthrown in a military coup in 1967, and a civilian republic was established in 1974. Greece joined the EC (now the EU) in 1981

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Greece [Greece] [ɡriːs] [ɡriːs] noun singular
a country in south-eastern Europe

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greece, -cy
obs. forms of grease, greasy.

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