Definition of Greece

1. Noun. A republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil.

Exact synonyms: Ellas, Hellenic Republic
Geographical relationships: Actium, Chaeronea, Battle Of Lepanto, Lepanto, Battle Of Leuctra, Leuctra, Mantinea, Mantineia, Battle Of Marathon, Marathon, Battle Of Navarino, Navarino, Battle Of Pharsalus, Pharsalus, Battle Of Thermopylae, Thermopylae, Balkan Wars, Bay Wreath, Laurel, Laurel Wreath, Pantheon, Trojan Horse, Wooden Horse, Hybrid, Loan-blend, Loanblend, Dithyramb, Greek, Hellenic, Hellenic Language, Paean, Pean, Torch Race, Souvlaki, Souvlakia, 17 November, Revolutionary Organization 17 November, Ela, Revolutionary People's Struggle, Midas, Sisyphus, Cacodaemon, Cacodemon, Eudaemon, Eudemon, Good Spirit, Bacchus, Choragus, Sibyl, Optative, Optative Mood
Group relationships: Common Market, Ec, Eec, Eu, Europe, European Community, European Economic Community, European Union, Nato, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Generic synonyms: Balkan Country, Balkan Nation, Balkan State
Terms within: Achaea, Aegina, Aigina, Chios, Khios, Cyclades, Kikladhes, Dhodhekanisos, Dodecanese, 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, Salonica, Salonika, Thessalonica, Thessaloniki, Stagira, Stagirus, Thessalia, Thessaly, Arcadia, Peloponnese, Peloponnesian Peninsula, Peloponnesus, Lemnos, Limnos, Mount Olympus, Mt. Olympus, Olimbos, Olympus, Liakoura, Mount Parnassus, Parnassus, Gulf Of Aegina, Saronic Gulf
Group relationships: Europe
Member holonyms: Greek, Hellene, Grecian

2. Noun. Ancient Greece; a country of city-states (especially Athens and Sparta) that reached its peak in the fifth century BCE.

Definition of Greece

1. n. pl. See Gree a step.

Definition of Greece

1. Proper noun. Country in southeastern Europe having borders with Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Member state of the European Union since 1981. Official name: Hellenic Republic ((Grek ???????? ??????????)). ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) (plural of gree) (a step) ¹

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Definition of Greece

1. grece [n -S] - See also: grece

Lexicographical Neighbors of Greece

Grecian knots
Greco-Roman architecture
Greco-Roman deity
Greek Catholic
Greek Christian Scriptures
Greek Church
Greek Orthodox
Greek Orthodox Church
Greek Sign Language
Greek alphabet
Greek architecture
Greek calends
Greek capital
Greek chorus
Greek clover
Greek cross

Literary usage of Greece

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of Greek Philosophy from the Earliest Period to the Time of Socratesby Eduard Zeller by Eduard Zeller (1881)
""A translation of the fourth and last edition of the first part of Dr. Zeller's 'Philosophie der Griechen'."-Translator's pref."

2. The Map of Europe by Treaty: Showing the Various Political and Territorial by Edward Hertslet (1875)
"Union of Ionian Islands to greece.] No. Syj.—TREA TY between Great Britain, France, Russia, and greece, respecting the Union of the Ionian Islands to the ..."

3. Universal History, Ancient and Modern, from the Earliest Records of Time, to by William Fordyce Mavor (1804)
"HISTORY OF greece. CHAPTER I. From the earliest Accounts of greece to the general ... history of greece, like that of every other country, has its origin ..."

4. Pausanias, and Other Greek Sketches by James George Frazer (1900)
"PAUSANIAS AND OTHER GREEK SKETCHES I. PAUSANIAS AND HIS DESCRIPTION OF greece in greece.—It may be reckoned a peculiar piece century°nd of good fortune that ..."

5. A Compendium of Grecian Antiquities by Charles Dexter Cleveland (1854)
"THE early history of greece seems to be involved in great obscurity. ... At first they occupied, chiefly, the northern parts of greece; but afterwards they ..."

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