Etymology
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Singapore

from Sanskrit Simhapuram "Lion City," from simhah "lion" + puram "city," from PIE *tpolh- "citadel, fortified high place" (see polis). The name is perhaps metaphoric of something, as no lions are found there. Singapore sling attested from 1930; said on the island to have been invented there 1915 by a barman named Ngian Tong Dron.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Singapore from WordNet

Singapore (n.)
the capital of Singapore; one of the world's biggest ports;
Synonyms: capital of Singapore
Singapore (n.)
a country in southeastern Asia on the island of Singapore; achieved independence from Malaysia in 1965;
Synonyms: Republic of Singapore
Singapore (n.)
an island to the south of the Malay Peninsula;
Synonyms: Singapore Island
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