Quebec









Quebec


Quebec [kwi-bek, ki-] Examples noun

  1. a province in E Canada. 594,860 sq. mi. (1,540,685 sq. km).
  2. a seaport in and the capital of this province, on the St. Lawrence: capital of New France from 1663 to 1759, when it was taken by the English; wartime conferences 1943, 1944.
  3. a word used in communications to represent the letter Q.

French Qué·bec [key-bek] /keɪˈbɛk/ (for defs 1, 2). Examples from the Web for quebec Contemporary Examples of quebec

  • But outside of a few European countries and Quebec, this leave is usually two weeks or less and usually unpaid.

    How Good Dads Can Change the World

    Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman

    January 6, 2015

  • Earlier this week, Martin Rouleau-Couture ran his car into two Canadian soldiers in Quebec, killing one and wounding another.

    Lone Wolves, Terrorist Runts, and the Stray Dogs of ISIS

    Jacob Siegel

    October 24, 2014

  • Rouleau-Couture and Zehaf-Bibeau were both reportedly born in Canada and lived in Quebec before recently converting to Islam.

    How Big Is the Canadian Terrorists’ Network?

    Tim Mak, Eli Lake, Jacob Siegel

    October 23, 2014

  • But he appears to have been a 32-year-old native of Quebec with a history of legal troubles that predate his radicalization.

    How Big Is the Canadian Terrorists’ Network?

    Tim Mak, Eli Lake, Jacob Siegel

    October 23, 2014

  • “The same way France, Denmark, and Quebec do it: by legislating an official language,” Avishai explained.

    J Street Debates How Israel Can Be Both Jewish and Democratic

    Sigal Samuel

    September 30, 2013

  • Historical Examples of quebec

  • Now, the Government of Quebec is neither a naval nor a military power.

    The Hunted Outlaw

    Anonymous

  • Party journalism in the Province of Quebec is peculiarly bitter and mendacious.

    The Hunted Outlaw

    Anonymous

  • Then your friends are not waiting for you at Quebec this time, and you can stay a day or two with us.

    One Day’s Courtship

    Robert Barr

  • He was interred in Quebec, with ev’ry possible mark of distinction.

    The Fall of British Tyranny

    John Leacock

  • Sir, a messenger this moment from Quebec waits to be admitted.

    The Fall of British Tyranny

    John Leacock

  • British Dictionary definitions for quebec Quebec noun

    1. a province of E Canada: the largest Canadian province; a French colony from 1608 to 1763, when it passed to Britain; lying mostly on the Canadian Shield, it has vast areas of forest and extensive tundra and is populated mostly in the plain around the St Lawrence River. Capital: Quebec. Pop: 7 542 760 (2004 est). Area: 1 540 680 sq km (594 860 sq miles)Abbreviation: PQ
    2. a port in E Canada, capital of the province of Quebec, situated on the St Lawrence River: founded in 1608 by Champlain; scene of the battle of the Plains of Abraham (1759), by which the British won Canada from the French. Pop: 169 076 (2001)
    3. communications a code word for the letter q

    Word Origin and History for quebec Quebec

    Canadian French province, from Micmac (Algonquian) /kepe:k/ “strait, narrows.” Related: Quebecois (n. and adj.), from French Québecois.

    quebec in Culture Quebec

    Province in eastern Canada, bordered to the east by Newfoundland, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean); to the southeast by New Brunswick and several states of the United States; to the southwest by Ontario; to the west by Ontario and Hudson Bay; and to the north by islands of the Northwest Territories. Its capital is Quebec City, and its largest city is Montreal.

    Note A French colony from 1663 to 1759, Quebec was then lost to the British.Note It is Canada’s largest province in area and second largest in population, after Ontario.Note With French as its official language, Quebec has experienced tensions between its majority French and minority English cultures.

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