Madeira


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Ma·dei·ra 1

 (mə-dîr′ə, -dĕr′ə)
A river of northwest Brazil rising on the Bolivian border and flowing about 3,315 km (2,060 mi) generally northeast to the Amazon River near Manaus. It is the most important tributary of the Amazon.

Ma·dei·ra 2

 (mə-dîr′ə, -dĕr′ə)
n.
A fortified dessert wine, especially from the island of Madeira.

Madeira

(məˈdɪərə; Portuguese məˈðəirə)
n
1. (Placename) a group of volcanic islands in the N Atlantic, west of Morocco: since 1976 an autonomous region of Portugal; consists of the chief island, Madeira, Porto Santo, and the uninhabited Deserta and Selvagen Islands. Capital: Funchal. Pop: 245 012 (2001). Area: 797 sq km (311 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in W Brazil, flowing northeast to the Amazon below Manaus. Length: 3241 km (2013 miles)
3. (Brewing) a rich strong fortified white wine made on Madeira

Ma•dei•ra

(məˈdɪər ə, -ˈdɛər ə)

n.
1. a group of eight islands off the NW coast of Africa belonging to Portugal. 258,000; 308 sq. mi. (798 sq. km). Cap.: Funchal.
2. the chief island of this group. 286 sq. mi. (741 sq. km).
3. (often l.c.) a fortified amber-colored wine from Madeira.
4. a river in W Brazil flowing NE to the Amazon: chief tributary of the Amazon. 2100 mi. (3380 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Madeira - a Brazilian riverMadeira - a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
2.Madeira - an island in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa; the largest of the Madeira Islands
Madeira Islands, Madeiras - a group of volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean to the west of Morocco; the group forms an autonomous region of Portugal
3.Madeira - an amber dessert wine from the Madeira IslandsMadeira - an amber dessert wine from the Madeira Islands
fortified wine - wine to which alcohol (usually grape brandy) has been added
malmsey - sweet Madeira wine
Translations
Madeira
Madera

Madeira

[məˈdɪərə] NMadeira f; (= wine) → (vino m de) madeira m

Madeira

[məˈðəirə] n
(= island) → Madère f
(= wine) → madère mmade-to-measure [ˌmeɪdtəˈmɛʒər] adj (British) [suit, curtains] → fait(e) sur mesuremade-up [ˌmeɪdˈʌp] adj
(= invented) [story, word, name] → inventé(e)
(= false) → faux(fausse)
(with cosmetics) [woman] → maquillé(e); [eyes, face] → maquillé(e)

Madeira

nMadeira nt; (= wine)Madeira m

Madeira

[məˈdɪərə] n (Geog) → Madera; (wine) → madera m
References in classic literature ?
"Bring up the Stilton Cheese, and a bottle of the Old Madeira."
Wollaston has discovered the remarkable fact that 200 beetles, out of the 550 species inhabiting Madeira, are so far deficient in wings that they cannot fly; and that of the twenty-nine endemic genera, no less than twenty-three genera have all their species in this condition!
A stay of one day will be made here, and the voyage continued to Madeira, which will be reached in about three days.
Go now, and tell the cook to prepare a little dinner; and get a bottle of the old Madeira
Mason, who was staying at Madeira to recruit his health, on his way back to Jamaica, happened to be with him.
Tell them to put everything they have cold, on the table, and some bottled ale, and let us taste your very best Madeira.' Issuing these orders with monstrous importance and bustle, Mr.
If you dined with the Lovell Mingotts you got canvas-back and terrapin and vintage wines; at Adeline Archer's you could talk about Alpine scenery and "The Marble Faun"; and luckily the Archer Madeira had gone round the Cape.
And there were other elements of good cheer: a log fire blazing heartily in the old dog-grate, casting a glow over the stone flags, a reassuring flicker into the darkest corner: cold viands of the very best: and the finest old Madeira that has ever passed my lips.
These latter the butler thrust mysteriously forward, wrapped in a napkin, from behind the next man's shoulders and whispered: "Dry Madeira"...
I said to my wife before I came out, 'A bottle of the old Madeira at dinner to-day, mind!--to drink the lieutenant's health; God bless him!' And how is our interesting patient?
When Johnson arrived at Goldsmith's lodging, "I perceived," he says, "that he had already changed my guinea, and had got a bottle of Madeira and a glass before him.
What good dinners you have--game every day, Malmsey- Madeira, and no end of fish from London.