Definition of Portugal

1. Noun. 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).

Definition of Portugal

1. Proper noun. A country in Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. Member state of the European Union. Official name: Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa). ¹

2. Noun. (rare) A Portuguese person. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portugal

Portland cement
Portland stone
Porto Alegre
Porto Novo
Porto Rico
Porto Velho
Portuguese Congo
Portuguese East Africa
Portuguese Guinea
Portuguese Republic
Portuguese Sign Language
Portuguese Water Dog
Portuguese Water Dogs
Portuguese West Africa
Portuguese cypress

Literary usage of Portugal

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

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"During the 18th century, as an ally of Great Britain, portugal became rather a commercial dependent, especially after the Methuen Treaty (qv) of 1703. ..."

2. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"In 1642 Charles I signed a treaty with portugal securing great privileges for English merchants, which were further increased by Cromwell's treaty with ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"Brandes, HK Ausflug nach portugal im Sommer 1863. Lemgo and Detmold. ... Le portugal sous le roi dom Luis. In the Revue des Deux Mondes, July 1, 1864, vol. ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"He accordingly left the Brazils to the government of his elder son Pedro, and set out for portugal, where in 1822, at the earnest request of that son, ..."

5. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"Copy of the Tenth Article of the Treaty of Friendship and Alliance between His Britannic Majesty and His Royal Highness the Prince Regent of portugal, ..."

6. The Works of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Edward Everett (1851)
"The undersigned regrets that the government of portugal should suppose that it has reason to complain, in any manner, of a law of the United States as being ..."

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