Lisbon


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Lis·bon

 (lĭz′bən)
The capital and largest city of Portugal, in the western part of the country on the Tagus River estuary. An ancient Iberian settlement, it was held by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, taken by the Romans in 205 bc, and conquered by the Moors c. ad 714. Reconquered by the Portuguese in 1147, it flourished in the 1500s during the heyday of colonial expansion in Africa and India. The city was devastated by a major earthquake in 1755.

Lisbon

(ˈlɪzbən)
n
(Placename) the capital and chief port of Portugal, in the southwest on the Tagus estuary: became capital in 1256; subject to earthquakes and severely damaged in 1755; university (1911). Pop: 1 892 891 (2001). Portuguese name: Lisboa

Lis•bon

(ˈlɪz bən)

n.
the capital of Portugal, in the SW part, on the Tagus estuary. 807,937. Portuguese, Lis•bo•a (liʒˈbɔ ə)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lisbon - capital and largest city and economic and cultural center of PortugalLisbon - capital and largest city and economic and cultural center of Portugal; a major port in western Portugal on Tagus River where it broadens and empties into the Atlantic
Ponte 25 de Abril - a suspension bridge across the Tagus River at Lisbon
Portugal, Portuguese Republic - a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
Translations
Lissabon
Lisszabon
Lizbona
Lisabona

Lisbon

[ˈlɪzbən] NLisboa f

Lisbon

[ˈlɪzbən] nLisbonne

Lisbon

nLissabon nt

Lisbon

[ˈlɪzbən] nLisbona
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Her story was as full of desperation and despair as her limited acquaintance with those uncomfortable emotions enabled her to make it, and having located it in Lisbon, she wound up with an earthquake, as a striking and appropriate denouement.
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They spoke to me with great humanity, and said, "they were sure the captain would carry me GRATIS to Lisbon, whence I might return to my own country; that two of the seamen would go back to the ship, inform the captain of what they had seen, and receive his orders; in the mean time, unless I would give my solemn oath not to fly, they would secure me by force.
We were told at this place that Alfonso Mendes, patriarch of Aethiopia, was arrived at Goa from Lisbon.
Portugal has two small companies in Lisbon and Oporto.
Had they left their comrade and pushed on forthwith, there was nothing at that time between them and London but batteries of twelve-pounder guns, and they would certainly have reached the capital in advance of the tidings of their approach; as sudden, dreadful, and destructive their advent would have been as the earthquake that destroyed Lisbon a century ago.
If you had been a week later at Lisbon, last spring, Frederick, you would have been asked to give a passage to Lady Mary Grierson and her daughters.
And when a passenger gave an officer of the garrison copies of the Tribune, the Herald, and Times, he was surprised to find later news in them from Lisbon than he had just received by the little monthly steamer.
Listen: my ancestor, a political refugee from Lisbon, and one of the first Portuguese who landed on these shores, wrote that when he was dying on those mountains which no white foot ever pressed before or since.
As soon as breakfast was done, Willoughby disappeared over the vessel's side, carrying a brown leather case, shouting over his shoulder that every one was to mind and behave themselves, for he would be kept in Lisbon doing business until five o'clock that afternoon.
who, being expelled from Lisbon, had retired to the island of Terceira, where he amused himself, not, like the great Conde, with watering his carnations, but with growing tulips -- had, on seeing the Boxtel tulip, exclaimed, "Not so bad, by any means
Do you remember when the boat turned keel upward in Lisbon Harbor?