7 Essential Words of Fall
city in Canada, originally Ville Marie de Montréal, settled by the French 1642, named for the hill on which it was built, Mont Réal, in French literally "royal mount;" named 1534 by Jacques Cartier in honor of Francis I. Related: Montrealer.
Note: Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris, and the second-largest city in Canada, after Toronto.
Note: It lies at the foot of Mount Royal, for which it is named.