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Ma·dei·ra 1

 (mə-dîr′ə, -dĕr′ə)
A river of northwest Brazil rising on the Bolivian border and flowing about 3,315 km (2,060 mi) generally northeast to the Amazon River near Manaus. It is the most important tributary of the Amazon.

Ma·dei·ra 2

 (mə-dîr′ə, -dĕr′ə)
n.
A fortified dessert wine, especially from the island of Madeira.

Madeira

(məˈdɪərə; Portuguese məˈðəirə)
n
1. (Placename) a group of volcanic islands in the N Atlantic, west of Morocco: since 1976 an autonomous region of Portugal; consists of the chief island, Madeira, Porto Santo, and the uninhabited Deserta and Selvagen Islands. Capital: Funchal. Pop: 245 012 (2001). Area: 797 sq km (311 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in W Brazil, flowing northeast to the Amazon below Manaus. Length: 3241 km (2013 miles)
3. (Brewing) a rich strong fortified white wine made on Madeira

Ma•dei•ra

(məˈdɪər ə, -ˈdɛər ə)

n.
1. a group of eight islands off the NW coast of Africa belonging to Portugal. 258,000; 308 sq. mi. (798 sq. km). Cap.: Funchal.
2. the chief island of this group. 286 sq. mi. (741 sq. km).
3. (often l.c.) a fortified amber-colored wine from Madeira.
4. a river in W Brazil flowing NE to the Amazon: chief tributary of the Amazon. 2100 mi. (3380 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Madeira - a Brazilian riverMadeira - a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
2.Madeira - an island in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa; the largest of the Madeira Islands
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
3.Madeira - an amber dessert wine from the Madeira IslandsMadeira - an amber dessert wine from the Madeira Islands
fortified wine - wine to which alcohol (usually grape brandy) has been added
malmsey - sweet Madeira wine
Translations
Madeira
Madera

Madeira

[məˈdɪərə] NMadeira f; (= wine) → (vino m de) madeira m

Madeira

[məˈðəirə] n
(= island) → Madère f
(= wine) → madère mmade-to-measure [ˌmeɪdtəˈmɛʒər] adj (British) [suit, curtains] → fait(e) sur mesuremade-up [ˌmeɪdˈʌp] adj
(= invented) [story, word, name] → inventé(e)
(= false) → faux(fausse)
(with cosmetics) [woman] → maquillé(e); [eyes, face] → maquillé(e)

Madeira

nMadeira nt; (= wine)Madeira m

Madeira

[məˈdɪərə] n (Geog) → Madera; (wine) → madera m
References in classic literature ?
We can find these enchantments without visiting the Como Lake, or the Madeira Islands.
ROOPE KAKKO was delighted to secure a first European Tour title at the 85th attempt as he stormed past two Scots to seal victory at the Madeira Islands Open.
Finland's Roope Kakko after winning the Madeira Islands Open yesterday
THE European Tour will look to stage the Madeira Islands Open later in the year after it was cancelled due to bad weather yesterday.
Zimbabwean caddie McGregor died on Sunday after suffering a heart attack while working for Scotland's Alastair Forsyth in the final round of the Madeira Islands Open at Santo da Serra.
Purchase and installation of 2 multilateration systems for the North of Portugal and the Madeira Islands.
The 29-year-old turned a four-stroke deficit into a stunning four-shot victory on home soil at the Madeira Islands Open.
bar] GOLF: England's Oliver Wilson knows better than most not to get ahead of himself despite charging into the Madeira Islands Open halfway lead with a superb 65.
Garry Houston finished tied 58th in the Madeira Islands Open on five over par 293 after rounds of 74-74-75-70.
The 20-year-old from Cordoba won the Madeira Islands Open BPI-Portugal in Porto Santo by one with a closing 73 and six under par total of 278.
ARGENTINIAN ace Estanislao Goya will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Madeira Islands Open today and was trading around the even-money mark on Betfair last night, writes Adrian Humphries.
The 37-year-old irishman resumed the Madeira islands Open BPI-Portugal in the joint lead in Porto Santo today - thanks to holing a bunker shot on his final hole last night.