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Australia

Aus·tra·lia

 (ô-strāl′yə)
1. The world's smallest continent, southeast of Asia between the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
2. A commonwealth comprising the continent of Australia, the island state of Tasmania, and several island territories and dependencies. The continent was inhabited by Aboriginal peoples for at least 40,000 years before the first British settlement, a penal colony at Port Jackson (now part of Sydney), was established in 1788. The present-day states grew as separate colonies; six of them formed a federation in 1901. In 1911 Northern Territory joined the commonwealth and the Capital Territory, site of Canberra, was created. Canberra is the capital and Sydney is the largest city.

Australia

(ɒˈstreɪlɪə)
n
(Placename) a country and the smallest continent, situated between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific: a former British colony, now an independent member of the Commonwealth, constitutional links with Britain formally abolished in 1986; consists chiefly of a low plateau, mostly arid in the west, with the basin of the Murray River and the Great Dividing Range in the east and the Great Barrier Reef off the NE coast. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: dollar. Capital: Canberra. Pop: 23 029 674 (2013 est). Area: 7 682 300 sq km (2 966 150 sq miles)

Aus•tral•ia

(ɔˈstreɪl yə)

n.
1. a continent SE of Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. 18,783.551; 2,948,366 sq. mi. (7,636,270 sq. km).
2. Commonwealth of, a nation consisting of the continent of Australia and the island of Tasmania: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 18,783,551; 2,974,581 sq. mi. (7,704,165 sq. km). Cap.: Canberra.
Aus•tral′ian, adj., n.
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Noun1.Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continentAustralia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
walkabout - nomadic excursions into the bush made by an Aborigine
boomerang, throw stick, throwing stick - a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower
lagerphone - an Australian percussion instrument used for playing bush music; a long stick with bottle caps nailed loosely to it; played by hitting it with a stick or banging it on the ground
swag - a bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman
tucker-bag - a bag used for carrying food; "the swagman filled his tuckerbag"
Aboriginal Australian, Australian - the Austronesian languages spoken by Australian aborigines
plonk - a cheap wine of inferior quality
British Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Nations - an association of nations consisting of the United Kingdom and several former British colonies that are now sovereign states but still pay allegiance to the British Crown
Australian capital, Canberra, capital of Australia - the capital of Australia; located in southeastern Australia
Australian state - one of the several states constituting Australia
Queensland - a state in northeastern Australia
New South Wales - an Australian state in southeastern Australia
Victoria - a state in southeastern Australia
Tasmania - an Australian state on the island of Tasmania
South Australia - a state in south central Australia
Western Australia - a state containing the western third of Australia
Northern Territory - a territory in north central Australia
Norfolk Island - an island territory of Australia in the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of Australia; formerly a British penal colony
Nullarbor Plain - a vast arid plain of southern Australia stretching inland from the Great Australian Bight; has sparse vegetation and no surface water and is almost uninhabited; the site of a major rocket research center
British Empire - a former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I; it included the British Isles, British West Indies, Canada, British Guiana; British West Africa, British East Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand; "the sun never sets on the British Empire"
Gibson Desert - a desert area in western Australia
Great Sandy Desert - a desert region in northwestern Australia to the north of the Gibson Desert
Great Victoria Desert - a desert region in south central Australia to the north of the Nullarbor Plain
Simpson Desert - a desert region of central Australia
Australia - the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
Australian Alps - a range of mountains in Australia that forms the southern end of the Great Dividing Range
billabong - a stagnant pool of water in the bed of a stream that flows intermittently
Cape York - the northern tip of Cape York Peninsula at the Torres Strait; the northernmost point of the Australian mainland
Cape York Peninsula - a peninsula in Queensland in northeastern Australia between the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Coral Sea
Eyre, Lake Eyre - a shallow salt lake in south central Australia about 35 feet below sea level; the largest lake in the country and the lowest point on the continent
Eyre Peninsula - a peninsula of southern Australia
Great Australian Bight - a wide bay of the Indian Ocean in southern Australia; notorious for storms
Great Barrier Reef - the largest coral reef in the world; in the Coral Sea off the northeastern coast of Australia
Eastern Highlands, Great Dividing Range - a mountain range running along the eastern coast of Australia
Carpentaria, Gulf of Carpentaria - a wide shallow inlet of the Arafura Sea in northern Australia
Murray River, Murray - a southeast Australian river; flows westward and then south into the Indian Ocean at Adelaide
Murrumbidgee, Murrumbidgee River - a river of southeastern Australia; flows westward into the Murray River
Namoi, Namoi River - a river in southeastern Australia that flows generally northwest to join the Darling River
Aussie, Australian - a native or inhabitant of Australia
pom, pommy - a disparaging term for a British person
mate - informal term for a friend of the same sex
perisher - bounder
returning officer - the official in each electorate who holds the election and returns the results
sundowner - a tramp who habitually arrives at sundown
swagger, swaggie, swagman - an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
Keith Rupert Murdoch, Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch - United States publisher (born in Australia in 1931)
2.Australia - the smallest continentAustralia - the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
eastern hemisphere, orient - the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
southern hemisphere - the hemisphere to the south of the equator
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Tasmania - an island off the southeastern coast of Australia
Australian Desert, Great Australian Desert - general name given to all desert areas in Australia
Australian Alps - a range of mountains in Australia that forms the southern end of the Great Dividing Range
Cape York - the northern tip of Cape York Peninsula at the Torres Strait; the northernmost point of the Australian mainland
Cape York Peninsula - a peninsula in Queensland in northeastern Australia between the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Coral Sea
Darling River, Darling - an Australian river; tributary of the Murray River
Eyre, Lake Eyre - a shallow salt lake in south central Australia about 35 feet below sea level; the largest lake in the country and the lowest point on the continent
Eyre Peninsula - a peninsula of southern Australia
Great Australian Bight - a wide bay of the Indian Ocean in southern Australia; notorious for storms
Great Barrier Reef - the largest coral reef in the world; in the Coral Sea off the northeastern coast of Australia
Eastern Highlands, Great Dividing Range - a mountain range running along the eastern coast of Australia
Moreton Bay - an arm of the Tasman Sea forming a bay to the east of Brisbane
Murray River, Murray - a southeast Australian river; flows westward and then south into the Indian Ocean at Adelaide
Murrumbidgee, Murrumbidgee River - a river of southeastern Australia; flows westward into the Murray River
Translations
Австралия
Austrálie
Australien
Aŭstralio
AustraaliaAustraalia Liit
AustraliaAustralian liittovaltio
Australija
Ausztrália
Australia
Ástralía
オーストラリア
호주
Australia
Australija
Australia
Austrália
Avstralija
Australija
Australien
ประเทศออสเตรเลีย
Австралія
nước Úc

Australia

[ɒsˈtreɪlɪə] NAustralia f

Australia

[ɒˈstreɪliə] nAustralie f
in Australia → en Australie
to Australia → en Australie

Australia

nAustralien nt

Australia

[ɒsˈtreɪlɪə] nl'Australia

Australia

اُسْتُراليا Austrálie Australien Australien Αυστραλία Australia Australia Australie Australija Australia オーストラリア 호주 Australië Australia Australia Austrália Австралия Australien ประเทศออสเตรเลีย Avustralya nước Úc 澳大利亚
References in classic literature ?
That great America on the other side of the sphere, Australia, was given to the enlightened world by the whaleman.
In a continuous line from that peninsula stretch the long islands of Sumatra, Java, Bally, and Timor; which, with many others, form a vast mole, or rampart, lengthwise connecting Asia with Australia, and dividing the long unbroken Indian ocean from the thickly studded oriental archipelagoes.
It had started its first newspaper in Japan, and elected its first deputy in Argentina; in France it named members of cabinets, and in Italy and Australia it held the balance of power and turned out ministries.
for he is the charmingest horse, and so beautiful and shiny and black, and hasn't another color on him anywhere, except a white star in his forehead, not just an imitation star, but a real one, with four points, shaped exactly like a star that's hand-made, and if you should cover him all up but his star you would know him anywhere, even in Jerusalem or Australia, by that.
The words in italics were mutilated by the telegraph in transmission from Australia, and reaching the company in the form mentioned above gave rise to the mistake.
He could get plenty of work in Australia, and double and treble the wages he gets here.
Pointing with his pen at the office floor, to express that Australia was understood, for the purposes of the figure, to be symmetrically on the opposite spot of the globe.
So I lent him a trifle, and now he is on his way to Australia.
The whole thing is most inconvenient, and really, when James is going away to Australia, and I have so much to think of, I must say that you should have shown more consideration.
it was in Australia when I was a three-year-old) I ran for half a day, and if I'd seen a camel, I should have been running still.
Mexico has perhaps ten thousand; New Zealand twenty-six thousand; and Australia fifty- five thousand.
On the 20th of July, 1866, the steamer Governor Higginson, of the Calcutta and Burnach Steam Navigation Company, had met this moving mass five miles off the east coast of Australia.

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