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Panama

Pan·a·ma

 (păn′ə-mä′)
1. A country of southeast Central America. The region was inhabited by a variety of Indian peoples when Columbus landed on its Caribbean coast in 1502. In 1513 Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama to reach the Pacific Ocean. Controlled by Spain until 1821, the area then became part of Colombia. Eager for a canal across the isthmus, the United States supported a revolution leading to Panamanian independence in 1903. Panama is the capital.
2. also Panama City The capital and largest city of Panama, in the central part of the country on the Gulf of Panama. The original city was founded in 1519, destroyed in 1671, and rebuilt a short distance away in 1673.

Pan′a·ma′ni·an (-mā′nē-ən) adj.

Panama

(ˌpænəˈmɑː; ˈpænəˌmɑː)
n
1. (Placename) a republic in Central America, occupying the Isthmus of Panama: gained independence from Spain in 1821 and joined Greater Colombia; became independent in 1903, with the immediate area around the canal forming the Canal Zone under US jurisdiction; Panama assumed sovereignty over the Canal Zone in 1979 and full control in 1999. Official language: Spanish; English is also widely spoken. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: balboa. Capital: Panama City. Pop: 3 559 408 (2013 est). Area: 75 650 sq km (29 201 sq miles)
2. (Placename) Isthmus of Panama an isthmus linking North and South America, between the Pacific and the Caribbean. Length: 676 km (420 miles). Width (at its narrowest point): 50 km (31 miles). Former name: Darien or Isthmus of Darien
3. (Placename) Gulf of Panama a wide inlet of the Pacific in Panama

Pan•a•ma

(ˈpæn əˌmɑ, -ˌmɔ)

n., pl. -mas for 5.
1. a republic in S Central America. 2,778,526; 29,762 sq. mi. (77,082 sq. km).
2. Also called Panama City. the capital of Panama, at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal. 594,800.
3. Isthmus of, an isthmus between North and South America.
4. Gulf of, the portion of the Pacific in the bend of the Isthmus of Panama.
5. (sometimes l.c.) Panama hat.
Also, Pa•na•má (Sp. ˌpɑ nɑˈmɑ) (for defs. 1,2).
Pan`a•ma′ni•an (-ˈmeɪ ni ən) adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Panama - a republic on the Isthmus of PanamaPanama - a republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903
Panama Canal - a ship canal 40 miles long across the Isthmus of Panama built by the United States (1904-1914)
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
capital of Panama, Panamanian capital, Panama City - the capital and largest city of Panama
Aspinwall - a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal
Canal Zone, Panama Canal Zone - a zone consisting of a strip of land across the Isthmus of Panama that contains the Panama Canal
Isthmus of Darien, Isthmus of Panama - the isthmus that connects Central America and South America; was formerly called the Isthmus of Darien; "Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Darien"
Panamanian - a native or inhabitant of Panama
2.Panama - a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crownPanama - a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
Translations
بَنَمَاقُبَّعة بنما
klobouk panamaPanama
Panamapanamahat
Panama
panamaPanamá
Panama
panamakalap
panamahattur
パナマ
파나마
panama
panama
klobúk z panamy
Panama
ประเทศปานามา
hasır şapkaPanamaPanama şapkası
nước Panama

Panama

[ˈpænəmɑː]
A. NPanamá m
B. CPD Panama Canal NCanal m de Panamá
Panama hat N(sombrero m de) jipijapa f, panamá m

Panama

[ˈpænəmɑː] nPanama mPanama Canal n
the Panama Canal → le canal de PanamaPanama hat panama hat, panama [ˈpænəmɑː] npanama m

Panama

nPanama nt; Panama CanalPanamakanal m

panama (hat)

nPanamahut m

Panama

[ˈpænəˌmɑː] nPanama f

panama

[ˈpænəˌmɑː] n (also panama hat) → (cappello di) panama m inv

panama

(pӕnəˈmaː) , ((American) ˈpӕnəma:) noun
(often panama hat) a hat made of straw-like material, worn in hot weather.

Panama

بَنَمَا Panama Panama Panama Παναμάς Panamá Panama Panama Panama Repubblica di Panama パナマ 파나마 Panama Panama Panama Panamá Панама Panama ประเทศปานามา Panama nước Panama 巴拿马
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This was evidenced by the magnitude of the enterprises he engaged in, such as, for instance, Panama Mail, by sheer weight of money and fighting power wresting the control away from Shiftily and selling out in two months to the Harriman interests at a rumored enormous advance.
On the west, however, rise the Rocky Mountains, that immense range which, commencing at the Straights of Magellan, follows the western coast of Southern America under the name of the Andes or the Cordilleras, until it crosses the Isthmus of Panama, and runs up the whole of North America to the very borders of the Polar Sea.
It was a part of the great system of granite mountains which forms one of the most important and striking features of North America, stretching parallel to the coast of the Pacific from the Isthmus of Panama almost to the Arctic Ocean; and presenting a corresponding chain to that of the Andes in the southern hemisphere.
It had welded into one compact political mass the whole of North America from the Panama Canal to the Arctic Ocean.
I was on the steamer Ecuadore from Panama to Guayaquil.
Raleigh then persuaded Queen Elizabeth that it would be well to be before hand with the Spaniards and attack their ships at Panama. So to this end a fleet was gathered together.
The Americans had strung out in the modern fashion at distances of thirty miles or so, and were steaming to keep themselves between the Germans and either the eastern states or Panama; because, vital as it was to defend the seaboard cities and particularly New York, it was still more vital to save the canal from any attack that might prevent the return of the main fleet from the Pacific.
She stopped to assist him to pick up the handkerchief that had fallen, and the Panama hat that had rolled from his lap towards the window when he had started suddenly to his feet at the apparition of grace and beauty.
They dressed in white linen from head to foot, like the old gentleman, and wore broad Panama hats.
De Lesseps had finished the Suez Canal and was examining Panama. Italy and Germany had recently been built into nations; France had finally swept aside the Empire and the Commune and established the Republic.
No two marine faunas are more distinct, with hardly a fish, shell, or crab in common, than those of the eastern and western shores of South and Central America; yet these great faunas are separated only by the narrow, but impassable, isthmus of Panama. Westward of the shores of America, a wide space of open ocean extends, with not an island as a halting-place for emigrants; here we have a barrier of another kind, and as soon as this is passed we meet in the eastern islands of the Pacific, with another and totally distinct fauna.
S., where the trade-wind loses its regularity, and heavy torrents of rain fall periodically, the shores of the Pacific, so utterly desert in Peru, assume near Cape Blanco the character of luxuriance so celebrated at Guyaquil and Panama. Hence in the southern and northern parts of the continent, the forest and desert lands occupy reversed positions with respect to the Cordillera, and these positions are apparently determined by the direction of the prevalent winds.