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 (pôr′chə-gēz′, -gēs′)
Of or relating to Portugal or its people, language, or culture.
n. pl. Portuguese
a. A native or inhabitant of Portugal.
b. A person of Portuguese ancestry.
2. The Romance language of Portugal and Brazil.

[Portuguese português, from Vulgar Latin *portugalēnsis, ultimately from Late Latin Portus Cale, the ancient port of Gaya (Oporto).]


npl -guese
1. (Languages) the official language of Portugal, its overseas territories, and Brazil: the native language of approximately 110 million people. It belongs to the Romance group of the Indo-European family and is derived from the Galician dialect of Vulgar Latin
2. (Peoples) a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Portugal
(Languages) relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Portugal, its inhabitants, or their language


(ˌpɔr tʃəˈgiz, -ˈgis, ˌpoʊr-)

n., pl. -guese,
adj. n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Portugal.
2. a Romance language spoken in Portugal, Brazil, the Azores, and Madeira, and used as an auxiliary language in former colonies of Portugal, as Angola and Mozambique. Abbr.: Pg, Pg.
3. of or pertaining to Portugal, its people, or the language Portuguese.
[1580–90; < Portuguese português, Sp portugués]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.portuguese - the Romance language spoken in Portugal and BrazilPortuguese - the Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil
Latinian language, Romance language, Romance - the group of languages derived from Latin
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)
2.Portuguese - a native or inhabitant of Portugal
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)
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
Adj.1.Portuguese - of or relating to or characteristic of Portugal or the people of Portugal or their language; "Portuguese wines"
포르투갈 사람포르투갈어포르투갈의
người Bồ Đào Nhathuộc nước/người/tiếng Bồ Đào Nhatiếng Bồ Đào Nha


A. ADJportugués
B. N (Portuguese (pl))
1. (= person) → portugués/esa m/f
2. (Ling) → portugués m
C. CPD Portuguese man-of-war N (Zool) especie de medusa


(= person) → Portugais(e) m/f
(= language) → portugais m
the Portuguese → les Portugais mplPortuguese man-of-war n (= jellyfish) → galère f


adjportugiesisch; he is Portugueseer ist Portugiese
nPortugiese m, → Portugiesin f; (Ling) → Portugiesisch nt


1. adjportoghese
2. n (person, pl inv) → portoghese m/f; (language) → portoghese m


اللغة البرتغالية, بُرْتُغَالِيّ Portugalec, portugalský, portugalština portugiser, portugisisk Portugiese, portugiesisch Πορτογαλικά, πορτογαλικός, Πορτογάλος portugués portugali, portugalilainen Portugais Portugalac, portugalski portoghese ポルトガルの, ポルトガル人, ポルトガル語 포르투갈 사람, 포르투갈어, 포르투갈의 Portugees portugiser, portugisisk język portugalski, Portugalczyk, portugalski português португалец, португальский, португальский язык portugis, portugisisk, portugisiska เกี่ยวกับโปรตุเกส, ชาวโปรตุเกส, ภาษาโปรตุเกส Portekiz, Portekizce, Portekizli người Bồ Đào Nha, thuộc nước/người/tiếng Bồ Đào Nha, tiếng Bồ Đào Nha 葡萄牙人, 葡萄牙的, 葡萄牙语
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roared the captain, as a Portuguese pirate hove in sight, with a flag black as ink flying from her foremast.
Portuguese Sailor How the sea rolls swashing 'gainst the side
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He was a Portuguese from the coast, a handsome man, and skilled in the working of iron.
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Is seized and carried by force into a Portuguese ship.
The Portuguese traveller, contrary to the general vein of his countrymen, has amused his reader with no romantic absurdities or incredible fictions; whatever he relates, whether true or not, is at least probable; and he who tells nothing exceeding the bounds of probability has a right to demand that they should believe him who cannot contradict him.
We have prepared two eclogues, one by the famous poet Garcilasso, the other by the most excellent Camoens, in its own Portuguese tongue, but we have not as yet acted them.
The Rangoon had a large quota of passengers, many of whom disembarked at Singapore, among them a number of Indians, Ceylonese, Chinamen, Malays, and Portuguese, mostly second-class travellers.
It was somewhere near the Cape - THE Cape being, of course, the Cape of Good Hope, the Cape of Storms of its Portuguese discoverer.
The Portuguese smiled a brilliant smile that Harvey learned to know well later, and a short-handled fork began to throw fish into the pen on deck.
There was a rumor in Boston, about this period, that a young Portuguese lady of rank, on some occasion of political or domestic disquietude, had fled from her home in Fayal and put herself under the protection of Captain Hunnewell, on board of whose vessel, and at whose residence, she was sheltered until a change of affairs.