Istanbul

Definitions of Istanbul
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n the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church

Synonyms:
Constantinople, Stamboul, Stambul
Example of:
city, metropolis, urban center
a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts

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