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PORTUGAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Portugal mean? 

PORTUGAL (noun)
  The noun PORTUGAL has 1 sense:

1. 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)

  Familiarity information: PORTUGAL used as a noun is very rare.


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PORTUGAL (noun)


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Meaning:

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)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Portugal; Portuguese Republic

Instance hypernyms:

European country; European nation (countries occupying the European continent)

Meronyms (parts of "Portugal"):

Oporto; Porto (port city in northwest Portugal; noted for port wine)

Tagus; Tagus River (a European river; flows into the North Atlantic)

Lusitania (ancient region and Roman province on the Iberian Peninsula; corresponds roughly to modern Portugal and parts of Spain)

Setubal (a port city on the Atlantic coast of Portugal southeast of Lisbon)

capital of Portugal; Lisboa; Lisbon (capital and largest city and economic and cultural center of Portugal; a major port in western Portugal on Tagus River where it broadens and empties into the Atlantic)

Braga (an ancient city in northern Portugal)

Madeira Islands; Madeiras (a group of volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean west of Morocco; the group forms an autonomous region of Portugal)

Acores; Azores (islands in the Atlantic Ocean belonging to Portugal)

Meronyms (members of "Portugal"):

Portuguese (a native or inhabitant of Portugal)

Domain member region:

duenna (a woman chaperon)

Portuguese (the Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil)

Grand Inquisitor (director of the court of Inquisition (especially in Spain and Portugal))

Holonyms ("Portugal" is a part of...):

Iberia; Iberian Peninsula (a peninsula in southwestern Europe)

Europe (the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use 'Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles)

Holonyms ("Portugal" is a member of...):

Common Market; EC; EEC; EU; Europe; European Community; European Economic Community; European Union (an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members)

NATO; North Atlantic Treaty Organization (an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security)


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