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A·zores

 (ā′zôrz, ə-zôrz′) also A·ço·res (ä-sôr′ĕsh)
A group of volcanic islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean about 1,450 km (900 mi) west of mainland Portugal, of which they are administrative districts. Fishing, farming, and tourism are important to their economy.

A·zor′e·an, A·zor′i·an adj. & n.

Azores

(əˈzɔːz)
pl n
(Placename) the Azores three groups of volcanic islands in the N Atlantic, since 1976 an autonomous region of Portugal. Capital: Ponta Delgada (on São Miguel). Pop: 241 762 (2001). Area: 2335 sq km (901 sq miles). Portuguese name: Açores

A•zores

(əˈzɔrz, əˈzoʊrz, ˈeɪ zɔrz, ˈeɪ zoʊrz)

n.pl.
a group of islands in the N Atlantic, W of Portugal: politically part of Portugal. 253,500; 890 sq. mi. (2305 sq. km).
A•zo′re•an, A•zo′ri•an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Azores - islands in the Atlantic Ocean belonging to PortugalAzores - islands in the Atlantic Ocean belonging to Portugal; "the Azores are strategically located on transatlantic air and shipping routes"
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)
Translations
Açores

Azores

[əˈzɔːz] NPLAzores fpl

Azores

[əˈzɔːrz] npl
the Azores → les Açores fpl

Azores

plAzoren pl

Azores

[əˈzɒːz] npl the Azoresle Azzorre
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We've been super busy since the show wrapped and honestly have been doing so much traveling for events and working, we just now promised ourselves that this spring we will be heading to the Azore Islands in Portugal to finally relax.