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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
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We were more excited about the journey down a high-speed 2km slide through the back streets in a basket sledge propelled by two strapping Madeirans who love to get you screaming by making the sledge sway and twitch.
The Madeirans are also pretty adept at relaxing too, as we found out during a trip to the tranquil fishing village of Camara de Lobos.
The Madeirans have struggled for consistency this term, especially on their travels, but there is a dogged determination about the visitors, who have generally responded well to defeats this term.
The Madeirans sit at the foot of Group D with only two points from four games after home draws with both the Magpies and French side Bordeaux.
15) The Autonomous Region of Madeira is glossed over entirely because the number of Madeirans in Canada is very small in relation to the number of Mainlanders and Azoreans.
The streets of the town are narrow and winding - tourists mingle with footballing kids and Madeirans going about their business.
The Madeirans took their place among Indian and Chinese coolies who had also been duped by the myth of a better life, and they tried to make the most of their situation.
Funchal, which sits in a valley, is home to around 150,000 Madeirans.
These Madeirans, all of them male, were housed in ancient country mansions located in worker camps that were "renovated" especially for this purpose.
From December 8 (the Feast of the Immaculate Conception) Madeirans from all over the world start to return home, and every light is left on and every curtain left open to light up the city.
If we combine this information with that supplied by the Foreign Ministry's official database on Portuguese association movements in the diaspora, we can see that the conventional wisdom is only partially correct in holding that the trasmontanos are at the forefront of the association movement, as other sub-ethnic groups have also shown strong dynamism, groups such as the Minhotos (inhabitants of the Minho region), the Madeirans, the Alentejanos, and the Beiroes.
He is well aware a failure to progress beyond the Madeirans and into the lucrative group stage of the UEFA Cup will bring Big Eck's Ibrox reign to an end.