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Uruguay

U·ru·guay

 (yo͝or′ə-gwī′, -gwā′, o͞o′ro͞o-gwī′)
A country of southeast South America on the Atlantic Ocean and the Río de la Plata. Originally inhabited by various indigenous peoples, the area was colonized in the 1600s by the Spanish and Portuguese, with Spain establishing sole dominance after 1724. Uruguay declared independence from Spain in 1810 and from Argentina in 1814, struggling against Brazilian occupation to achieve full independence in 1828. Montevideo is the capital and the largest city.

U′ru·guay′an adj. & n.

Uruguay

(ˈjʊərəˌɡwaɪ)
n
(Placename) a republic in South America, on the Atlantic: Spanish colonization began in 1624, followed by Portuguese settlement in 1680; revolted against Spanish rule in 1820 but was annexed by the Portuguese to Brazil; gained independence in 1825. It consists mainly of rolling grassy plains, low hills, and plateaus. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Montevideo. Pop: 3 324 460 (2013 est). Area: 176 215 sq km (68 037 sq miles)

U•ru•guay

(ˈyʊər əˌgweɪ, -ˌgwaɪ, ˈʊər-)

n.
1. a republic in SE South America. 3,308,523; 68,037 sq. mi. (176,215 sq. km). Cap.: Montevideo.
2. a river in SE South America, flowing from S Brazil into the Río de la Plata. 981 mi. (1580 km) long.
U`ru•guay′an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Uruguay - a South American republic on the southeast coast of South AmericaUruguay - a South American republic on the southeast coast of South America; achieved independence from Brazil in 1825
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
capital of Uruguay, Montevideo - the capital and largest city of Uruguay; a cosmopolitan city and one of the busiest ports in South America
La Plata, Plata River, Rio de la Plata - an estuary between Argentina and Uruguay
South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
Uruguayan - a native or inhabitant of Uruguay
Translations
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The Uruguay has formed an insuperable obstacle to its migration: although the broader barrier of the Parana has been passed, and the bizcacha is common in Entre Rios, the province between these two great rivers.
The soil is varied and productive; and its almost insular form gives it two grand lines of communication by the rivers Parana and Uruguay.
One day, when hunting on the banks of the Uruguay, I was shown certain trees, to which these animals constantly recur for the purpose, as it is said, of sharpening their claws.
The Uruguay, flowing through a granitic country, is much clearer; and where the two channels unite at the head of the Plata, the waters may for a long distance be distinguished by their black and red colours.
I know an Esquimau in Upernavik who sends to Cincinnati for his neckties, and I saw a goatherder in Uruguay who won a prize in a Battle Creek breakfast food puzzle competition.
In addition, the EU agreed to allocate 400 million ecu to assist Portugal in modernizing its textile industry, which accounts for over 30% of its exports and will be hard hit by the Uruguay Round Tariffs and Trade agreement.
I am very pleased that Uruguay will have this environmental-friendly bus and new technology.
The mission also included a session with the leadership of the Jewish Central Committee of Uruguay.
James Rodriguez was the culprit as he scored a brace against Uruguay to put Colombia through to the quarterfinals where they will be going up against host nation Brazil.
On every occasion Uruguay, albeit narrowly, managed to pull through.
Martinez (left), who has been watched by Arsenal, said: "I believe Colombia is superior to Uruguay, but we need to show that on the pitch.
He said he now regards himself as part-Uruguayan and added: "I'm the Scottish Uruguayan - Escoces hincha de Uruguay.