La Plata


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La Pla·ta

 (lä plä′tä)
A city of east-central Argentina southeast of Buenos Aires. Founded in 1882, it is a seaport and an industrial center.

La Plata

(Spanish la ˈplata)
n
1. (Placename) a port in E Argentina, near the Río de la Plata estuary: founded in 1882 and modelled on Washington DC; university (1897). Pop: 758 000 (2005 est)
2. (Placename) See (Río de la) Plata

La Pla•ta

(lə ˈplɑ tə)
n.
a seaport in E Argentina. 642,979.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.La Plata - an estuary between Argentina and UruguayLa Plata - an estuary between Argentina and Uruguay
Argentina, Argentine Republic - a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
Uruguay - a South American republic on the southeast coast of South America; achieved independence from Brazil in 1825
References in classic literature ?
But, before he returned, he was told of another Spanish ship, or galleon, which had been east away near Porto de la Plata.
It was on a reef of rocks, a few leagues from Porto de la Plata.
He sailed from England, and arrived safely at Porto de la Plata, where he took an adze and assisted his men to build a large boat.
When South America, that is to say, Peru, Chili, Brazil, the provinces of La Plata and Columbia, had poured forth their quota into their hands, the sum of $300,000, it found itself in possession of a considerable capital, of which the following is a statement:
In the middle of the continent there is a broad intermediate band, including central Chile and the provinces of La Plata, where the rain-bringing winds have not to pass over lofty mountains, and where the land is neither a desert nor covered by forests.
I found a small island, recognised in 1801 by Captain Crespo, and marked in the ancient Spanish maps as Rocca de la Plata, the meaning of which is The Silver Rock.
Foreign Member of'--well, quite a lot of things, about two inches of small type--`Societe Belge, American Academy of Sciences, La Plata, etc.
Several of the plants now most numerous over the wide plains of La Plata, clothing square leagues of surface almost to the exclusion of all other plants, have been introduced from Europe; and there are plants which now range in India, as I hear from Dr.
Had the stern of the ship been fixed, and the forepart broken off, I am persuaded I might have made a good voyage; for by what I found in those two chests I had room to suppose the ship had a great deal of wealth on board; and, if I may guess from the course she steered, she must have been bound from Buenos Ayres, or the Rio de la Plata, in the south part of America, beyond the Brazils to the Havannah, in the Gulf of Mexico, and so perhaps to Spain.
KUWAIT, Jan 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and Argentine have signed a loan agreement worth KD 15 million (USD 51 million) for the financing of the La Plata Water Supply Project.
The La Plata County Sheriff's Office said the fire was burning about three miles west of Durango in La Plata County, where about 140 homes have been evacuated, according to the Durango Herald.
In the old days, this was done out of necessity, as the signals of such stations as Hubbard Broadcasting 's NBC-affiliated KOB-4 and Hearst 'sABC-affiliated KOAT-7 could be easily received and placed on local cable systems; translators across La Plata County boosted the over-the-air availability of these stations.