Azores


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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
References in classic literature ?
Forty years ago old Silva come from the Azores. Went sheep-herdin' in the mountains for a couple of years, then blew in to San Leandro.
I can lick any Dago that ever hatched in the Azores. I got a better education.
From the main truck of the average tall ship the horizon describes a circle of many miles, in which you can see another ship right down to her water-line; and these very eyes which follow this writing have counted in their time over a hundred sail becalmed, as if within a magic ring, not very far from the Azores - ships more or less tall.
Maria was amazed to learn that he had been in the Azores, where she had lived until she was eleven.
It being known that a fleet of Spanish treasure-ships would pass the Azores, islands in the mid- Atlantic, a fleet of English ships under Lord Thomas Howard was sent to attack them.
No small number of these whaling seamen belong to the Azores, where the outward bound Nantucket whalers frequently touch to augment their crews from the hardy peasants of those rocky shores.
lat., this current divides into two arms, the principal one going towards the coast of Ireland and Norway, whilst the second bends to the south about the height of the Azores; then, touching the African shore, and describing a lengthened oval, returns to the Antilles.
Since that day peace had reigned from the western shores of the Azores to the western shores of the Hawaiian Islands, nor has any man of either hemisphere dared cross 30dW.
Leaving New York about June 1st, a middle and pleasant route will be taken across the Atlantic, and passing through the group of Azores, St.
Captain Pan calculated, after consulting the ship's chart, that if this weather lasted they should strike the Azores about the
Watson on European species of plants brought from the Azores to England.
Webster asserts that at the Azores hydrophobia has never occurred; and the same assertion has been made with respect to Mauritius and St.