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I have decided to end my participation in public affairs and to resign my role as premier of Quebec.
Lucien Bouchard

Meaning of "Quebec" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUEBEC

Quebec  [kwɪˈbɛk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUEBEC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quebec is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUEBEC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Quebec

Quebec

Quebec (i/kwɨˈbɛk/ or /kɨˈbɛk/; French: Québec ( listen)) is a province in east-central Canada. It is the only Canadian province that has a predominantly French-speaking population, and the only one to have French as its sole provincial official language. Quebec is Canada's largest province by area and its second-largest administrative division; only the territory of Nunavut is larger. It is bordered to the west by the province of Ontario, James Bay and Hudson Bay, to the north by Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay, to the east by the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick. It is bordered on the south by the US states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. It also shares maritime borders with Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. Quebec is Canada's second most populous province, after Ontario. Most inhabitants live in urban areas near the Saint Lawrence River between Montreal and Quebec City, the capital.

Definition of Quebec in the English dictionary

The first definition of Quebec in the dictionary is 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. Area: 1 540 680 sq km PQ. Other definition of Quebec is 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, by which the British won Canada from the French. Pop: 169 076. Quebec is also a code word for the letter q.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUEBEC


Baalbek
ˈbɑːlbɛk
beck
bɛk
Beiderbecke
ˈbaɪdəˌbɛk
Birkbeck
ˈbɜːkˌbɛk
Brubeck
ˈbruːbɛk
chebec
ˈtʃiːbɛk
crombec
ˈkrɒmbɛk
geelbek
ˈxɪəlˌbɛk
Kazbek
kɑːzˈbɛk
lebbek
ˈlɛbɛk
Malbec
mælˈbɛk
pinchbeck
ˈpɪntʃˌbɛk
rebec
ˈriːbɛk
Seebeck
ˈsiːbɛk
Steinbeck
ˈstaɪnbɛk
Uzbek
ˈʊzbɛk
Warbeck
ˈwɔːbɛk
xebec
ˈziːbɛk
zebec
ˈziːbɛk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUEBEC

Que.
queach
queachy
quean
queasier
queasiest
queasily
queasiness
queasy
Quebecer
Quebecker
quebracho
Quechua
Quechuan
queen
Queen Anne´s Bounty
Queen Anne´s lace
Queen Anne´s War
queen bee
Queen Charlotte Islands

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUEBEC

alec
arcsec
Aztec
codec
cosec
Dec
ec
elec
fennec
Lautrec
Liberec
New Quebec
on spec
pec
rec
sec
Sosnowiec
spec
tec
Toulouse-Lautrec

Synonyms and antonyms of Quebec in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Quebec» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUEBEC

Find out the translation of Quebec to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Quebec from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Quebec» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

魁北克
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Quebec
570 millions of speakers

English

Quebec
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्यूबेक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كيبيك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Квебек
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Quebec
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্যুবেক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Québec
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Quebec
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Quebec
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ケベック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

퀘벡
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Quebec
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Quebec
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கியூபெக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्वेबेक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Quebec
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Quebec
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Quebec
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Квебек
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Quebec
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Κεμπέκ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Quebec
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Quebec
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Quebec
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Quebec

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEBEC»

The term «Quebec» is very widely used and occupies the 5.374 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEBEC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Quebec» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Quebec» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Quebec

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10 QUOTES WITH «QUEBEC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Quebec.
1
Sebastian Bach
Quebec City is the most European of any city in North America; they speak French all the time. There is a part of town called Old Quebec which is really like being in France. The architecture is just gorgeous, food, shopping. I'd say Quebec City is the most beautiful city in North America I've seen.
2
Lucien Bouchard
I have decided to end my participation in public affairs and to resign my role as premier of Quebec.
3
Willard Boyle
We lived in Northern Quebec, and the nearest school was thirty miles away, so my mother took on the task of home schooling me. She spoke to some friends, received some instructions from the provincial school board, and found some interesting books that perhaps I might find useful.
4
Pat Burns
They're trying to kill me before I'm dead. I come to Quebec to spend some time with my family and they say I'm dead.
5
Kim Campbell
To suggest that Quebecers willingly give up the chance to exercise fully their influence within the federal government would be to betray the historical role Quebec has always played in Confederation, and to undermine the legitimacy of their pride and ambitions.
6
Jean Charest
Recognizing Quebec as being different, recognizing our history, recognizing our identity, has never meant a weakening of Quebec and has never been a threat to national unity.
7
Jean Charest
From that moment on, there will be an irreversible process to separate Quebec from Canada.
8
Tommy Douglas
Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it's doing in the Maritimes.
9
Gilles Duceppe
I want my own country, not against Canada but for Quebec.
10
Gilles Duceppe
Look at what has occurred in history. When the Berlin Wall fell, it was not surprising, but it was unexpected. Who predicted the Arab Spring? Nobody expected it, but all the ingredients were there. I think all the ingredients are also there for Quebec to become a country. But when? That's another question.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUEBEC»

Discover the use of Quebec in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Quebec and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A People's History of Quebec
It also tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and traders who traveled, mapped, and inhabited a very large part of North America, and “embrothered the peoples” they met, as Jack Kerouac wrote.Connecting everyday life to the ...
Jacques Lacoursière, 2009
2
Nationalism and the Politics of Culture in Quebec
Richard Handler's pathbreaking study of nationalistic politics in Quebec is a striking and successful example of the new experimental type of ethnography, interdisciplinary in nature and intensively concerned with rhetoric and not only of ...
Richard Handler, 1988
3
Quebec: A Historical Geography
In this richly documented work, Serge Courville tells thegeographical history of Quebec from the appearance of the first humansthrough to the present day.
Serge Courville, 2008
4
Quebec National Cinema
Drawing on a broad framework of theory and particularly indebted to the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Quebec National Cinema makes a valuable contribution to debates in film studies on national cinemas and to the burgeoning ...
Bill Marshall, 2001
5
Lonely Planet Quebec
This guide features a section on the eastern townships - the land of lakes, wineries and maple syrup - plus advice on activities such as skiing, snowboarding, dogsledding, ice fishing and snowmobiling.
Steve Kokker, 2002
6
Prelude to Quebec's Quiet Revolution: Liberalism vs ...
Two competing movements emerged in the 1940s to challenge the traditional ideology.
Michael D. Behiels, 1985
7
Is Quebec Nationalism Just?: Perspectives from Anglophone Canada
While nationalism is often assumed to be inherently illiberal and regressive, the authors of these essays argue that Quebecers' desire to control their own political destiny is not fuelled by hostility to liberalism.
Joseph H. Carens, 1995
8
Quebec Identity: The Challenge of Pluralism
This edition has been expanded for English-Canadians with additional references as well as a glossary of names, institutions, and concepts.
Jocelyn Maclure, 2003
9
Catholic Origins of Quebec's Quiet Revolution, 1931-1970
Michael Gauvreau argues that organizations such as Catholic youth movements played a central role in formulating the Catholic ideology underlying the Quiet Revolution and that ordinary Quebecers experienced the Quiet Revolution primarily ...
Michael Gauvreau, 2005
10
Ruling by Schooling Quebec: Conquest to Liberal ...
This first book since the 1950s to investigate an unusually complex period in Quebec's educational history extends the sophisticated method used in author Bruce Curtis's double-award-winning Politics of Population.
Bruce Curtis, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUEBEC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Quebec is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Las Vegas, Quebec City groups submit applications for NHL …
Prospective ownership groups in Las Vegas and Quebec City confirmed that they've submitted bids Monday before the 5 p.m. ET deadline. That deadline was ... «CBSSports.com, Jul 15»
2
Stephen Harper continues push for NHL expansion in Quebec City
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who attended Stanley Cup playoff games this spring, reiterated his support Thursday for an expansion team in Quebec City. «CBC.ca, Jun 15»
3
Jacques Parizeau, former Quebec premier, dead at 84
As a civil servant, Parizeau was instrumental in the creation of Quebec's pension plan and the nationalization of hydroelectricity. Both are considered turning ... «CBC.ca, Jun 15»
4
Judge awards $15-billion to Quebec smokers in landmark case …
In a ruling described as “historic” by one lawyer, a Quebec judge has ordered three major cigarette companies to pay $15 billion to smokers in what is believed ... «The Globe and Mail, Jun 15»
5
Quebec fans toss trash on ice as Remparts loss to Rockets
Frustrated Quebec fans, upset at the score and that their least-favourite referees Olivier Gouin and Jonathan Alarie didn't hand out a penalty on Kelowna captain ... «Toronto Sun, May 15»
6
Quebec City has a lot to enjoy with Remparts
QUEBEC CITY—It was 20 years today Marcel Aubut announced the Quebec Nordiques were leaving town, and arguments still rage as to why the team left, ... «Sportsnet.ca, May 15»
7
Quebec now gets its 'PKP moment': Péladeau elected leader of PQ
There will be no honeymoon for Pierre Karl Péladeau, the mercurial media tycoon who became leader of Quebec's separatist movement Friday night in a vote by ... «The Globe and Mail, May 15»
8
Quebec town can't have prayers at council meetings, Supreme Court …
The top court's judgment on Saguenay ended a lengthy judicial saga that pivoted on the contentious topics of private faith and state secularism in Quebec. «The Globe and Mail, Apr 15»
9
Ontario to sign cap-and-trade agreement with Quebec to cut carbon …
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will sign an agreement today to join Quebec in a cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ​She said the ... «CBC.ca, Apr 15»
10
Quebec vows to create own long-gun registry 2:27
The Quebec government will build its own long gun registry with or without federal co-operation, the province's public security minister said after the Supreme ... «CBC.ca, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Quebec [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/quebec>. Jul 2021 ».
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