Definition of Madeira

1. Noun. A Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River.

Exact synonyms: Madeira River
Group relationships: Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic Of Brazil
Generic synonyms: River

2. Noun. An island in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa; the largest of the Madeira Islands.
Group relationships: Madeira Islands, Madeiras
Generic synonyms: Island

3. Noun. An amber dessert wine from the Madeira Islands.
Generic synonyms: Fortified Wine
Specialized synonyms: Malmsey

Definition of Madeira

1. n. A rich wine made on the Island of Madeira.

Definition of Madeira

1. Proper noun. Island in the Atlantic Ocean and an autonomous region of Portugal. ¹

2. Noun. A type of fortified wine produced on that island. ¹

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Definition of Madeira

1. a white wine [n -S]

Medical Definition of Madeira

1. 1. A rich wine made on the Island of Madeira. 2. Madeira nut, the European walnut; the nut of the Juglans regia. Origin: Pg, the Island Madeira, properly, wood, fr. L. Materia stuff, wood. The island was so called because well wooded. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Madeira

made of sterner stuff
made out
made over
made the grade
made time
made tracks
made up
made use
made use of(p)
made waves
madelung deformity

Literary usage of Madeira

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838 by Charles Wilkes (1852)
"CHAPTER I. Madeira. Departure from the United States—Voyage to Madeira—Arrival at Funchal — Appearance of Madeira from the Sea—Landing at Funchal—Visit to ..."

2. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1828)
"Rambles in Madeira and in Portugal, in the early part of 18'26; ... Dr. Heineken, a physician, who sojourned for some time in Madeira as an invalid, states, ..."

3. An Historical and Statistical Account of the Foreign Commerce of the United by Isaac Smith Homans (1857)
"Madeira ISLES. Madeira ISLES, a group in the Atlantic Ocean, belonging to Portugal, from the SW coast of which they are distant 660 miles to SW They consist ..."

4. The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503: The Voyages of the Northmen by Julius E. Olson, Edward Gaylord Bourne (1906)
"Saturday, June 16, he left the island of Madeira with his six ships and arrived ... 1 This positive assertion that Columbus had lived in Funchal, Madeira, ..."

5. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1858)
"Explanations of the Physical Map of the Island of Madeira. ... Virtal, RN, On the Geography of Madeira ; and lastly, an important work to be published by ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Brazil agreed to construct a railway around the falls of the Madeira (about 180 m. long) to give north-eastern Bolivia access to the Amazon, 'and paid down ..."

7. The English Review (1848)
"The Madeira Chaplaincy treated of, and the Supremacy of tlie Queen vindicated, ... as we have in the cases of Bishop Hampden and the Chaplain at Madeira. ..."

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