Definition of London in English:


proper noun

  • 1The capital of the United Kingdom, in southeastern England on the Thames River; population 7,619,800 (est. 2008). London, called Londinium, was settled as a river port and trading center shortly after the Roman invasion of AD 43 and has been a flourishing center since the Middle Ages. It is divided administratively into the City of London, which is the country's financial center, and 32 boroughs.

  • 2An industrial city in southwestern Ontario, Canada, north of Lake Erie; population 353,395 (2006)