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Meaning of Athens

Ath•ens

Pronunciation: (ath'inz), [key]
— n.
  1. Greek,a city in and the capital of Greece, in the SE part. 885,136.
  2. a metropolitan area comprising the city of Athens, Piraeus, and several residential suburbs. 2,530,000.
  3. a city in N Georgia. 42,549.
  4. a city in S Ohio. 19,743.
  5. a town in N Alabama. 14,558.
  6. a town in S Tennessee. 12,080.
  7. a town in E Texas. 10,197.
  8. any city that is compared to Athens, esp. as a cultural center: the Athens of the Midwest.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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