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Chile

Chil·e

 (chĭl′ē, chē′lĕ)
A country of southwest South America with a long Pacific coastline. Originally inhabited by Araucanian Indian peoples, it was colonized by Spain in 1541 and declared its independence in 1818. Chile annexed mineral-rich territory from Bolivia and Peru following the War of the Pacific (1879-1884). After numerous coups d'état and periods of military rule in the 20th century, Chile reestablished democratic rule in 1990. Santiago is the capital and the largest city.

chil·e

 (chĭl′ē)
n.
Variant of chili.

chile

(ˈtʃɪlɪ)
n
(Cookery) a variant spelling of chilli

Chile

(ˈtʃɪlɪ)
n
(Placename) a republic in South America, on the Pacific, with a total length of about 4090 km (2650 miles) and an average width of only 177 km (110 miles): gained independence from Spain in 1818; the government of President Allende (elected 1970) attempted the implementation of Marxist policies within a democratic system until overthrown by a military coup (1973); democracy restored 1988. Chile consists chiefly of the Andes in the east, the Atacama Desert in the north, a central fertile region, and a huge S region of almost uninhabitable mountains, glaciers, fjords, and islands; an important producer of copper, iron ore, nitrates, etc. Language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Santiago. Pop: 17 216 945 (2013 est). Area: 756 945 sq km (292 256 sq miles)

Chil•e

(ˈtʃɪl i)

n.
a republic in SW South America, on the Pacific Coast. 14,973,843; 286,396 sq. mi. (741,765 sq. km). Cap.: Santiago.
Chil′e•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Chile - a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coastChile - a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
Lautaro Faction of the United Popular Action Movement, Lautaro Popular Rebel Forces, Lautaro Youth Movement - a violent terrorist group organized in the 1980s and advocating the overthrow of the Chilean military government; leaders are mainly criminals or impoverished youths
Manuel Rodriquez Patriotic Front - a terrorist group formed in 1983 as the armed wing of the Chilean Communist Party
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
Patagonia - region in southern South America between the Andes and the South Atlantic
Antofagasta - a port city on the Pacific in northern Chile
Chiloe - the largest Chilean island and the only one to be settled; located off south-central Chile
capital of Chile, Gran Santiago, Santiago de Chile, Santiago - the capital and largest city of Chile; located in central Chile; one of the largest cities in South America
Punta Arenas - a city in southern Chile on the Strait of Magellan; the southernmost city in the world
Temuco - a city in central Chile to the south of Concepcion
Valparaiso - the chief port and second largest city of Chile; located on a wide harbor in central Chile
Vina del Mar - a resort city on the Pacific in central Chile
Tierra del Fuego - an archipelago off southern South America; separated from the continent by the Strait of Magellan; islands are administered by Chile and by Argentina
Cape Horn - a rocky headland belonging to Chile at the southernmost tip of South America (south of Tierra del Fuego)
Cape Froward - a cape on the Strait of Magellan in southern Chile; the most southern point on the mainland of South America
Atacama Desert - a desert in northern Chile rich in nitrate and copper deposits
Guallatiri - the world's highest volcano; in the Andes in northern Chile; last erupted in 1959
Lascar - a volcano in the Andes in Chile
Tupungatito - an inactive volcano in central Chile; last erupted in 1959
Andes - a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast
El Muerto - a mountain peak in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (21,457 feet high)
Llullaillaco - a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,057 feet high)
Ojos del Salado - a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,572 feet high)
South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
Tupungato - a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,310 feet high)
Chilean - a native or inhabitant of Chile
2.Chile - very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungencychile - very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
hot pepper - any of various pungent capsicum fruits
jalapeno pepper, jalapeno - hot green or red pepper of southwestern United States and Mexico
cayenne, cayenne pepper - a long and often twisted hot red pepper
chili powder - powder made of ground chili peppers mixed with e.g. cumin and garlic and oregano
Capsicum annuum longum, cayenne, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, chilli pepper, jalapeno, long pepper - plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
Translations
Чили
Chile
Chile
Ĉilio
Tšiili
Chile
Čile
Chile
チリ
칠레
Chile
Čile
Chile
ประเทศชิลี
nước Chile

Chile

[ˈtʃɪlɪ] NChile m

Chile

[ˈtʃɪli] nChili m
in Chile → au Chili

Chile

nChile nt

Chile

[ˈtʃɪlɪ] nCile m

Chile

تشيلي Chile Chile Chile Χιλή Chile Chile Chili Čile Cile チリ 칠레 Chili Chile Chile Chile Чили Chile ประเทศชิลี Şili nước Chile 智利
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Yer see, fellow-countrymen," said Sam, elevating a turkey's leg, with energy, "yer see, now what dis yer chile 's up ter, for fendin' yer all,--yes, all on yer.
Chickens knows when it's gwyne to rain, en so do de birds, chile.
She paused awhile, thinking; then she burst into wild sobbings again, and turned away, saying, "Oh, I got to kill my chile, dey ain't no yuther way--killin' him wouldn't save de chile fum goin' down de river.
em putt'n dey han's up 'fo' dey eyes en sayin' to David and Goliah en dem yuther prophets, 'Dat chile is dress' to indelicate fo' dis place.
De queen she lef' her baby layin' aroun' one day, en went out callin'; an one 'o de niggers roun'bout de place dat was 'mos' white, she come in en see de chile layin' aroun', en tuck en put her own chile's clo's on de queen's chile, en put de queen's chile's clo'es on her own chile, en den lef' her own chile layin' aroun', en tuck en toted de queen's chile home to de nigger quarter, en nobody ever foun' it out, en her chile was de king bimeby, en sole de queen's chile down de river one time when dey had to settle up de estate.
He had the mysterious juruparis of the Rio Negro Indians, that women are not allowed to look at and that even youths may not see till they have been subjected to fasting and scourging, and the earthen jars of the Peruvians that have the shrill cries of birds, and flutes of human bones such as Alfonso de Ovalle heard in Chile, and the sonorous green jaspers that are found near Cuzco and give forth a note of singular sweetness.
For instance, Herbert asserts that a hybrid from Calceolaria integrifolia and plantaginea, species most widely dissimilar in general habit, 'reproduced itself as perfectly as if it had been a natural species from the mountains of Chile.
The object of the expedition was to complete the survey of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, commenced under Captain King in 1826 to 1830, -- to survey the shores of Chile, Peru, and of some islands in the Pacific -- and to carry a chain of chronometrical measurements round the World.
On the coast of Chile, a few leagues north of Concepcion, the Beagle one day passed through great bands of muddy water, exactly like that of a swollen river; and again, a degree south of Valparaiso, when fifty miles from the land, the same appearance was still more extensive.
Voyage Round the World,' and also, as every one knows, by the experience of Alexander Selkirk, a sailor who, set ashore on the island of Juan Fernandez, off the coast of Chile, had lived there alone from 1709 to 1713.
He had met a townsman, a couple of years before, in some sailor boarding-house in Chile, so that he knew his mother to be still alive.
The program will allow New Mexico Certified Chile to join other well-known products such as Vidalia Onions(TM) and 100% Pure Florida(TM) as certification programs supporting signature state or regional crops.