Definition of Ecuador

1. Noun. A republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes.

Exact synonyms: Republic Of Ecuador
Geographical relationships: Puka Inti, Red Sun, Sol Rojo
Group relationships: Oas, Organization Of American States
Generic synonyms: South American Country, South American Nation
Terms within: Guayaquil, Capital Of Ecuador, Quito, Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Cotacachi, Cotopaxi, Sangay, Andes, Chimborazo
Group relationships: South America
Member holonyms: Ecuadoran, Ecuadorian
Derivative terms: Ecuadorian

Definition of Ecuador

1. Proper noun. A country in South America. Official name: Republic of Ecuador. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ecuador

Ecker's fissure
Eco47II methyltransferase
Eco RI
Economic Commission for Africa
Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East
Economic Commission for Europe
Economic Commission for Latin America
Economic and Social Council
Economic and Social Council commission
Ectopistes migratorius
Ecuadoran monetary unit
Ecuadorian Sign Language
Ecumenical Patriarch
Ecumenical Patriarchs

Literary usage of Ecuador

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

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1900)
"JAA Salvadori and Festa on Birds of ecuador.1 The second and third parts of this report have now appeared, completing this valuable contribution to South ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1892)
"Dr. WOLF ON TUE HIGH ANDES OF ecuador. Dr. Th. Wolf, late Government Geologist to the Republic of ecuador, then spoke upon the geographical conditions of ..."

3. The Literary History of Spanish America by Alfred Coester (1916)
"CHAPTER VIII ecuador THE geography of ecuador has exercised great influence on both its political and literary history. Its two chief cities with their ..."

4. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1893)
"By Dr. Th. "WOLF, late Government Geologist to the Republic of ecuador. THE Western Lowland of ecuador forms, of course, the smallest part of the country ..."

5. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1902)
"[Catalogue of a Collection of Humming-birds from ecuador and Colombia. By Harry C. Oberholser. Proc. ... from Chillo, ecuador. Besides these, other species ..."

6. American Supremacy: The Rise and Progress of the Latin American Republics by George Washington Crichfield (1908)
"On May 24 the battle of Pichincha gave the control of ecuador to General Sucre, ... ecuador now became a part of Bolivar's Confederation. 1824. ..."

7. The Continent of Opportunity: The South American Republics--their History by Francis Edward Clark (1907)
"ecuador is the only country in the world named for an imaginary line, a parallel of ... Many interesting features distinguish ecuador from her sister and ..."

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