Definition of Macedonia in US English:


proper noun

  • 1A landlocked republic in the Balkans; population 2,100,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Macedonian; capital, Skopje. Formerly a constituent republic of Yugoslavia, Macedonia became independent after a referendum in 1991. Also called Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

  • 2An ancient country in southeastern Europe, north of Greece. In classical times it was a kingdom that became a world power under Philip II and Alexander the Great. The region is now divided between Greece, Bulgaria, and the republic of Macedonia.

  • 3A region in the northeast of modern Greece; capital, Thessaloníki.