- the capital of the United Kingdom, a port in S England on the River Thames near its estuary on the North Sea: consists of the City (the financial quarter), the West End (the entertainment and major shopping centre), the East End (the industrial and former dock area), and extensive suburbs
Latin name: Londinium
See also City
- Greater London ⇒ the administrative area of London, consisting of the City of London and 32 boroughs (13 Inner London boroughs and 19 Outer London boroughs): formed in 1965 from the City, parts of Surrey, Kent, Essex, and Hertfordshire, and almost all of Middlesex, and abolished for administrative purposes in 1996: a Mayor of London and a new London Assembly took office in 2000. Pop: 7 387 900 (2003 est). Area: 1579 sq km (610 sq miles)
- a city in SE Canada, in SE Ontario on the Thames River: University of Western Ontario (1878). Pop: 337 318 (2001)
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Lon•don (lun′dən),USA pronunciation n.
- BiographicalJack, 1876–1916, U.S. short-story writer and novelist.
- Place Namesa metropolis in SE England, on the Thames: capital of the United Kingdom.
- Place NamesCity of, an old city in the central part of the former county of London: the ancient nucleus of the modern metropolis. 5400;
1 sq. mi. (3 sq. km).
- Place NamesCounty of, a former administrative county comprising the City of London and 28 metropolitan boroughs, now part of Greater London.
- Place NamesGreater. Also, Greater London Council. an urban area comprising the city of London and 32 metropolitan boroughs. 7,111,500;
609 sq. mi. (1575 sq. km).
- Place Namesa city in S Ontario, in SE Canada. 240,392.
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London /ˈlʌndən/ n
London /ˈlʌndən/ n
- Jack, full name John Griffith London. 1876–1916, US novelist, short-story writer, and adventurer. His works include Call of the Wild (1903), The Sea Wolf (1904), The Iron Heel (1907), and the semiautobiographical John Barleycorn (1913)
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