follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

Baguio

[bah-gee-oh; Spanish bah-gyaw] /ˈbɑ giˌoʊ; Spanish ˈbɑ gyɔ/
noun
1.
a city on W Luzon, in the N Philippines: summer capital. 4961 feet (1512 meters) high.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Baguio

Baguio

/ˈbæɡɪˌəʊ/
noun
1.
a city in the N Philippines, on N Luzon: summer capital of the Republic. Pop: 287 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for Baguio

city, west-central Luzon, Philippines. After the United States occupied the Philippines in 1898, Governor William Howard Taft and other officials proposed the pleasant site nestled in pine-clad hills at about 4,900 feet (1,500 m) to serve as the summer capital of the Philippines. The idea was adopted by the Filipinos, and Baguio became the country's foremost resort, with numerous hotels, cottages, and summer homes and with excellent air, road, and rail connections to Manila, 160 miles (260 km) south. In 1976, however, Baguio ceased to be the official summer capital, Manila serving from that date as the capital throughout the year.

Learn more about Baguio with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Baguio

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Baguio

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for baguio