Meaning of QUEBEC in English

I. kwi-ˈbek also ki-

Date: 1952

— a communications code word for the letter q

II. kwi-ˈbek, ki- geographical name

or Qué·bec kā-ˈbek

1. province E Canada extending from Hudson Bay to Gaspé Peninsula area 524,251 square miles (1,357,811 square kilometers ), population 7,410,504

2. city & port, its capital, on the St. Lawrence population 169,076

• Que·bec·er or Que·beck·er kwi-ˈbe-kər, ki- noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.