Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (tā′gəs) also Ta·jo (tä′hō)
A river of the Iberian Peninsula rising in east-central Spain and flowing generally westward about 1005 km (625 mi) through central Portugal to the Atlantic Ocean.


(Placename) a river in SW Europe, rising in E central Spain and flowing west to the border with Portugal, then southwest to the Atlantic at Lisbon: the longest river of the Iberian Peninsula. Length: 1007 km (626 miles). Portuguese name: Tejo Spanish name: Tajo


(ˈteɪ gəs)

a river in SW Europe, flowing W through central Spain and Portugal to the Atlantic at Lisbon. 566 mi. (910 km) long.
Spanish, Tajo. Portuguese, Tejo.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tagus - a European riverTagus - a European river; flows into the North Atlantic
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)
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power


[ˈteɪgəs] NTajo m
References in classic literature ?
No echoes of that discord shall be heard Where Father Tagus rolls, or on the banks Of olive-bordered Betis; to the rocks Or in deep caverns shall my plaint be told, And by a lifeless tongue in living words; Or in dark valleys or on lonely shores, Where neither foot of man nor sunbeam falls; Or in among the poison-breathing swarms Of monsters nourished by the sluggish Nile.
Malo; but being forced into Lisbon by bad weather, the ship received some damage by running aground in the mouth of the river Tagus, and was obliged to unload her cargo there; but finding a Portuguese ship there bound for the Madeiras, and ready to sail, and supposing he should meet with a ship there bound to Martinico, he went on board, in order to sail to the Madeiras; but the master of the Portuguese ship being but an indifferent mariner, had been out of his reckoning, and they drove to Fayal; where, however, he happened to find a very good market for his cargo, which was corn, and therefore resolved not to go to the Madeiras, but to load salt at the Isle of May, and to go away to Newfoundland.
They had dropped anchor in the mouth of the Tagus, and instead of cleaving new waves perpetually, the same waves kept returning and washing against the sides of the ship.
Balloons were tied to the gates at the bottom of Tagus Street, an open space off Lodge Lane where Yusuf was shot, and touching tributes and flowers were laid out to celebrate his life.
Contract awarded for Acquisition of services of organization and development of study visits to the center of science, Directed to students of the clusters of schools of the middle tagus
Mr Sonko was shot on the city's Tagus Street on the evening of June 3 and died later in hospital.
Then I would head for one of the many bars for a sundowner by the Tagus river.
Lisbon's answer to San Francisco's Golden Gate, Ponte 25 de Abril boldly slices through the silky smooth River Tagus with mid-sixties industrial might.
Yusuf Sonko was discovered by emergency services lying injured in Tagus Street in Toxteth, at about 8.
Muscat: Team Oman Air maintained their third place in the Extreme Sailing Series Lisbon after a challenging day on the River Tagus where crews switched from drifting in no wind one minute to flying on all foils the next.
Police chief Malaquias Dominguez said: "A group of 13 friends rented a boat for a cruise on the Tagus River for a four-hour trip.
We also visited the Belem Tower which sits on the bank of the River Tagus, where loads of people queued to have a look inside, we would have been there hours so gave it a miss.