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A·zores

 (ā′zôrz, ə-zôrz′) also A·ço·res (ä-sôr′ĕsh)
A group of volcanic islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean about 1,450 km (900 mi) west of mainland Portugal, of which they are administrative districts. Fishing, farming, and tourism are important to their economy.

A·zor′e·an, A·zor′i·an adj. & n.

Azores

(əˈzɔːz)
pl n
(Placename) the Azores three groups of volcanic islands in the N Atlantic, since 1976 an autonomous region of Portugal. Capital: Ponta Delgada (on São Miguel). Pop: 241 762 (2001). Area: 2335 sq km (901 sq miles). Portuguese name: Açores

A•zores

(əˈzɔrz, əˈzoʊrz, ˈeɪ zɔrz, ˈeɪ zoʊrz)

n.pl.
a group of islands in the N Atlantic, W of Portugal: politically part of Portugal. 253,500; 890 sq. mi. (2305 sq. km).
A•zo′re•an, A•zo′ri•an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Azores - islands in the Atlantic Ocean belonging to PortugalAzores - islands in the Atlantic Ocean belonging to Portugal; "the Azores are strategically located on transatlantic air and shipping routes"
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)
Translations
Açores

Azores

[əˈzɔːz] NPLAzores fpl

Azores

[əˈzɔːrz] npl
the Azores → les Açores fpl

Azores

plAzoren pl

Azores

[əˈzɒːz] npl the Azoresle Azzorre
References in classic literature ?
I can lick any Dago that ever hatched in the Azores.
He gave grandfather fifty an acre for it on long time, an' here am I, workin' for the telephone company an' putting' in a telephone for old Silva's cousin from the Azores that can't speak American yet.
From the main truck of the average tall ship the horizon describes a circle of many miles, in which you can see another ship right down to her water-line; and these very eyes which follow this writing have counted in their time over a hundred sail becalmed, as if within a magic ring, not very far from the Azores - ships more or less tall.
She was doubly amazed that he had been in the Hawaiian Islands, whither she had migrated from the Azores with her people.
But the English ships had to wait so long at the Azores for the coming of the Spanish fleet that the news of the intended attack reached Spain, and the Spaniards sent a strong fleet to help and protect their treasure-ships.
No small number of these whaling seamen belong to the Azores, where the outward bound Nantucket whalers frequently touch to augment their crews from the hardy peasants of those rocky shores.
Since that day peace had reigned from the western shores of the Azores to the western shores of the Hawaiian Islands, nor has any man of either hemisphere dared cross 30dW.
Even when I took command, she was fit only for the junk pile; but the world-old parsimony of government retained her in active service, and sent two hundred men to sea in her, with myself, a mere boy, in command of her, to patrol thirty from Iceland to the Azores.
Captain Pan calculated, after consulting the ship's chart, that if this weather lasted they should strike the Azores about the
Watson on European species of plants brought from the Azores to England.
Webster asserts that at the Azores hydrophobia has never occurred; and the same assertion has been made with respect to Mauritius and St.
They saw strange air-ships going eastward near the Azores and landed to get provisions and repair the rudder at Teneriffe.