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Portugal

Por·tu·gal

 (pôr′chə-gəl)
A country of southwest Europe on the western Iberian Peninsula and the Madeira Islands and the Azores in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Originally inhabited by the Lusitanians, a Celtiberian people, the mainland area was subsequently held by the Romans, the Visigoths, and the Moors before the establishment of an independent Christian kingdom in the 1100s. Portugal flourished as a maritime and colonial power in the 1400s and 1500s with holdings in Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and Brazil. Much of its empire was lost to the British and the Dutch in the 1600s and 1700s, and the remaining colonies became independent in the 1800s and 1900s. Lisbon is the capital and the largest city.

Portugal

(ˈpɔːtjʊɡəl)
n
(Placename) a republic in SW Europe, on the Atlantic: became an independent monarchy in 1139 and expelled the Moors in 1249 after more than four centuries of Muslim rule; became a republic in 1910; under the dictatorship of Salazar from 1932 until 1968, when he was succeeded by Dr Caetano, who was overthrown by a junta in 1974; constitutional government restored in 1976. Portugal is a member of the European Union. Official language: Portuguese. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Lisbon. Pop: 10 799 270 (2013 est). Area: 91 831 sq km (35 456 sq miles)

Por•tu•gal

(ˈpɔr tʃə gəl, ˈpoʊr-)

n.
a republic in SW Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, W of Spain. (including the Azores and the Madeira Islands). 9,918,040; 35,414 sq. mi. (91,720 sq. km). Cap.: Lisbon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Portugal - a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian PeninsulaPortugal - 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)
Portuguese - the Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil
Common Market, EC, EEC, European Community, European Economic Community, European Union, EU, Europe - an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members; "he tried to take Britain into the Europen Union"
NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization - an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
Iberian Peninsula, Iberia - a peninsula in southwestern Europe
Acores, Azores - islands in the Atlantic Ocean belonging to Portugal; "the Azores are strategically located on transatlantic air and shipping routes"
Madeira Islands, Madeiras - a group of volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean to the west of Morocco; the group forms an autonomous region of Portugal
Braga - an ancient city in northern Portugal
capital of Portugal, Lisboa, Lisbon - 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
Oporto, Porto - port city in northwest Portugal; noted for port wine
Setubal - a port city on the Atlantic coast of Portugal to the southeast of Lisbon
Lusitania - ancient region and Roman province on the Iberian Peninsula; corresponds roughly to modern Portugal and parts of Spain
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Tagus, Tagus River - a European river; flows into the North Atlantic
Portuguese - a native or inhabitant of Portugal
duenna - a woman chaperon
Grand Inquisitor - director of the court of Inquisition (especially in Spain and Portugal)
Translations
Portugalsko
Portugal
PortugalioPortugalujo
Portugal
Portugali
Portugal
Portugália
Portugal
Portúgal
ポルトガル
포르투갈
Portugalia
Portugalska
Portugal
ประเทศโปรตุเกส
nước Bồ Đào Nha

Portugal

[ˈpɔːtjʊgəl] NPortugal m

Portugal

[ˈpɔːrtjʊgəl] nPortugal m
in Portugal → au Portugal
to Portugal → au Portugal
We went to Portugal → Nous sommes allés au Portugal.

Portugal

nPortugal nt

Portugal

[ˈpɔːtjʊgl] nPortogallo

Portugal

البُرْتُغَال Portugalsko Portugal Portugal Πορτογαλία Portugal Portugali Portugal Portugal Portogallo ポルトガル 포르투갈 Portugal Portugal Portugalia Portugal Португалия Portugal ประเทศโปรตุเกส Portekiz nước Bồ Đào Nha 葡萄牙
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