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Meaning of "O Canada" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF O CANADA

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF O CANADA

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O Canada is a noun.
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WHAT DOES O CANADA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

O Canada

O Canada

"O Canada" is the national anthem of Canada. The song was originally commissioned by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Théodore Robitaille for the 1880 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day ceremony; Calixa Lavallée wrote the music as a setting of a French Canadian patriotic poem composed by poet and judge Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier. The lyrics were originally in French and translated into English in 1906. Robert Stanley Weir wrote in 1908 another English version, which is the official and most popular version, one that is not a literal translation of the French. Weir's lyrics have been revised twice, taking their present form in 1980, but the French lyrics remain unaltered. "O Canada" had served as a de facto national anthem since 1939, officially becoming Canada's national anthem in 1980 when the Act of Parliament making it so received Royal Assent and became effective on July 1 as part of that year's Dominion Day celebrations.

Definition of O Canada in the English dictionary

The definition of O Canada in the dictionary is the Canadian national anthem.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE O CANADA

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O-level
O-ring
O-shaped
O. Henry
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o.e.
o.g.
O.K.
o.n.o.
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o.s.
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O´Brien
O´Casey

WORDS THAT END LIKE O CANADA

aficionada
Block Parent Program of Canada
Canada
empanada
French Canada
Granada
Grenada
Kannada
Lower Canada
nada
New Granada
Order of Canada
panada
the Block Parent Program of Canada
United Church of Canada
Upper Canada

Synonyms and antonyms of O Canada in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «O Canada» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF O CANADA

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The translations of O Canada from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «O Canada» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

噢,加拿大
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

O Canada
570 millions of speakers

English

O Canada
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हे कनाडा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يا كندا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

О, Канада
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

O Canadá
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ও কানাডা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

O Canada
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

O Canada
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

O Canada
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

Oカナダ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

O 캐나다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

O Kanada
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

O Canada
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஓ கனடா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओ कॅनडा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

O Kanada
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

O Canada
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

O Kanada
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

О, Канада
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

O Canada
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Ο Καναδάς
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

O Canada
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

O Canada
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

O Canada
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of O Canada

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «O CANADA»

The term «O Canada» is regularly used and occupies the 71.061 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about O Canada

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «O CANADA»

Discover the use of O Canada in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to O Canada and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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O Canada Her Story
" - Kimberly C."O Canada! is a glimpse into the interesting stories in Canadian History. My Littles loved the story of Bjorn the Lundehund, and were amazed at the tale of Canada's School on Wheels.
Karla Akins, 2011
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O Canada: An American's Notes on Canadian Culture
An American's Notes on Canadian Culture Edmund Wilson. tiers, taking stands now and making decisions which will influence the future of their country. Hugh MacLennan. It is easy to pass from Parkman to Hugh MacLennan — another writer ...
Edmund Wilson, 1965
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada: 101 Heartwarming and ...
With 101 heartwarming and inspiring stories by Canadians and for Canadians, this book will delight, amuse, and invigorate Canadian readers.
Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark, 2011
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada The Wonders of Winter: ...
Canadian winters are notorious! But this collection will warm your heart, brighten your day, and lift your spirits with its 101 stories about embracing and making the most of those long winter months.
Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark, Janet Matthews, 2013
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Our Song: The Story of O Canada - The Canadian National Anthem
(ages 8 - 10) This book lets young readers experience the 100-year evolution of the Canadian National Anthem from its composition in 1880 to the moment it was officially proclaimed national anthem in 1980.
Peter Kuitenbrouwer, 2004
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O Canada: Integrated Skills Through Canadian Music
O Canada is an upper intermediate ESL text for adult and young adult learners. This four-skill book uses Canadian songs and songwriters as a starting point for each theme-based chapter.
Mohammad Hashemi, 2011
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O Canada Puzzles for Kids
Jam-packed with word searches, quizzes, crosswords and puzzles, "O Canada Puzzles for Kids" is a great way for children have fun while learning lots of cool things about the Great White North.
Jesse Ross, Ruth Porter, 2001
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O Canada Crosswords
Witty themed puzzles with Canadian-flavoured clues by established puzzle creator Walter D. Feener. The eleventh book in this best selling Canadian crossword series.
Walter D. Feener, 2010
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada The Wonders of Winter: ...
101 Stories about Bad Weather, Good Times, and Great Sports Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark. O Canada The Wonders of Winter Chicken Soupfor the Soul: O Canada The Wonders ofWinter 101. Front Cover.
Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark, 2013
10
O Canada: Our National Anthem
Included at the back of the book are the English and French words and music to "O Canada," plus biographical information on the composer and lyricists. Ideal for the classroom and as a souvenir of this magnificent land.
Robert Stanley Weir, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «O CANADA»

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Lowry ready for hightened world junior pressure
... 19,104 patriots crammed into the Air Canada Centre, 20 kids on the ice, coaches and support staff linked arm-in-arm, belting out 'O Canada', ... «Calgary Herald, Jul 15»
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We should all sing O Canada with gratitude
Both teams lined up and the spectators stood for the playing of O Canada. The Maple Leaf flag fluttered perfectly at the end of the field. «Kawartha Media Group, Jul 15»
3
O Canada: The Weak Loonie Raises Tourism Hopes
Journalism training at the Canadian Association of Journalists 2015 conference Recession fears have sent the Canadian dollar to its lowest ... «Reynolds Center, Jul 15»
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Monday Morning Game Changers Believes O Canada Thou Art So …
Every week we "Monday morning manage" the previous Philadelphia Union games, talking about the major points in the game that changed ... «Brotherly Game, Jul 15»
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O Canada: Tampa Bay Rays-Toronto Blue Jays series preview
Major League Baseball is back in action today, and the Tampa Bay Rays will begin the second half of the season with a three-game series ... «OutsidePitchMLB, Jul 15»
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O Canada! Crusaders to Embark on Foreign Tour in August 2015
VU-O-Canada-Crusaders-to-Embark-on-Foreign- The Valparaiso men's basketball team will head north for a preseason foreign tour next ... «ValpoLife.com, Jul 15»
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"O Canada": Medal Update from Day 1 of 2015 Pan American Games
The Canadian flag was raised the most number of times over the medal podium at last night's first session of... Current. «SwimSwam, Jul 15»
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Watch Stephen Amell sing a special rendition of 'O Canada'
The passionate Toronto Blue Jays supporter fulfilled a promise to fans to share a video of himself singing "O Canada" if they helped vote to ... «HELLO! Canada, Jul 15»
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O Canada, oh, what a day!
With the great weather Cochrane had, following a dicey looking morning, Canada Day saw families come out in huge numbers to celebrate our ... «Cochrane Times, Jul 15»
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Patriotic climbers sing 'O Canada' atop mountain at sunrise
Thursday, July 2, 2015, 2:50 PM - This year many of us probably celebrated Canada Day in typical patriotic form - a backyard BBQ with family and friends, a cold ... «The Weather Network, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. O Canada [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/o-canada>. May 2019 ».
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