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SINGAPORE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Singapore mean? 

SINGAPORE (noun)
  The noun SINGAPORE has 3 senses:

1. the capital of Singapore; one of the world's biggest ports
2. a country in southeastern Asia on the island of Singapore; achieved independence from Malaysia in 1965
3. an island south of the Malay Peninsula

  Familiarity information: SINGAPORE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SINGAPORE (noun)


Sense 1Singapore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The capital of Singapore; one of the world's biggest ports

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

capital of Singapore; Singapore

Instance hypernyms:

national capital (the capital city of a nation)

Holonyms ("Singapore" is a part of...):

Republic of Singapore; Singapore (a country in southeastern Asia on the island of Singapore; achieved independence from Malaysia in 1965)


Sense 2Singapore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A country in southeastern Asia on the island of Singapore; achieved independence from Malaysia in 1965

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Republic of Singapore; Singapore

Instance hypernyms:

Asian country; Asian nation (nations occupying the Asian continent)

Meronyms (parts of "Singapore"):

capital of Singapore; Singapore (the capital of Singapore; one of the world's biggest ports)

Meronyms (members of "Singapore"):

Singaporean (an inhabitant of Singapore)

Holonyms ("Singapore" is a part of...):

Southeast Asia (a geographical division of Asia that includes Indochina plus Indonesia and the Philippines and Singapore)

Singapore; Singapore Island (an island south of the Malay Peninsula)

Holonyms ("Singapore" is a member of...):

ASEAN; Association of Southeast Asian Nations (an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism)


Sense 3Singapore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An island south of the Malay Peninsula

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Singapore Island; Singapore

Instance hypernyms:

island (a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water)

Meronyms (parts of "Singapore"):

Republic of Singapore; Singapore (a country in southeastern Asia on the island of Singapore; achieved independence from Malaysia in 1965)

Holonyms ("Singapore" is a part of...):

South China Sea (a tropical arm of the Pacific Ocean near southeastern Asia subject to frequent typhoons)


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