Main definitions of Constantine in English

: Constantine1Constantine2

Constantine1

proper noun

  • A city in north-eastern Algeria; population 462,800 (est. 2009). Formerly called Cirta, it was the capital of the Roman province of Numidia. It was destroyed in 311 but was rebuilt by Constantine the Great and given his name.

Pronunciation

Constantine

/ˈkɒnstəntʌɪn/

Main definitions of Constantine in English

: Constantine1Constantine2

Constantine2

proper noun

  • (c.274–337), Roman emperor 306–37; known as Constantine the Great. He was the first Roman emperor to be converted to Christianity and in 324 made Christianity a state religion. In 330 he moved his capital from Rome to Byzantium, renaming it Constantinopolis (Constantinople). In the Orthodox Church he is venerated as a saint.

Pronunciation

Constantine

/ˈkɒnstəntʌɪn/