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I went to Morocco, joined a band called Pegasus, ran out of money, went to Gibraltar and worked on the docks, writing songs about the sun and the morning and the birds.
Graham Parker

Meaning of "Gibraltar" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIBRALTAR

Gibraltar  [dʒɪˈbrɔːltə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIBRALTAR

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adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gibraltar is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GIBRALTAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

Gibraltar, is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of the Mediterranean. It has an area of 2.3 square miles and a northern border with the Province of Cádiz in Andalusia, Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. At its foot is a densely populated city area, home to almost 30,000 Gibraltarians and other nationalities. An Anglo-Dutch force captured Gibraltar from Spain in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession on behalf of the Habsburg pretender to the Spanish throne. The territory was subsequently ceded to Britain "in perpetuity" under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. It was an important base for the Royal Navy; today its economy is based largely on tourism, online gaming, financial services, and shipping. The sovereignty of Gibraltar is a major point of contention in Anglo-Spanish relations as Spain asserts a claim to the territory. Gibraltarians overwhelmingly rejected proposals for Spanish sovereignty in a 1967 referendum and again in 2002.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIBRALTAR


altar
ˈɔːltə
alter
ˈɔːltə
assaulter
əˈsɔːltə
defaulter
dɪˈfɔːltə
desalter
diːˈsɔːltə
drysalter
ˈdraɪˌsɔːltə
exalter
ɪɡˈzɔːltə
falter
ˈfɔːltə
gaulter
ˈɡɔːltə
halter
ˈhɔːltə
Malta
ˈmɔːltə
misalter
ˌmɪsˈɔːltə
palter
ˈpɔːltə
pole-vaulter
ˈpəʊlˌvɔːltə
Psalter
ˈsɔːltə
re-alter
riːˈɔːltə
salter
ˈsɔːltə
superaltar
ˈsuːpərˌɔːltə
vaulter
ˈvɔːltə
waghalter
ˈwæɡˌhɔːltə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIBRALTAR

Gibbs
Gibbs free energy
Gibbs function
gibbsite
gibe
gibel
Gibeon
Gibeonite
giber
gibingly
giblet
giblets
gibli
Gibraltar board
Gibraltarian
Gibran
Gibson
Gibson Desert
Gibson girl

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIBRALTAR

all-star
avatar
City of Gibraltar
five-star
guitar
high altar
iftar
Katar
lead to the altar
loadstar
mortar
nectar
Qatar
rising star
Rock of Gibraltar
star
Strait of Gibraltar
superstar
tar
Tatar

Synonyms and antonyms of Gibraltar in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Gibraltar» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIBRALTAR

Find out the translation of Gibraltar to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Gibraltar from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Gibraltar» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

直布罗陀
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Gibraltar
570 millions of speakers

English

Gibraltar
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जिब्राल्टर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جبل طارق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Гибралтар
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Gibraltar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জিব্রালটার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Gibraltar
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gibraltar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gibraltar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ジブラルタル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지브롤터
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gibraltar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Gibraltar
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஜிப்ரால்டர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जिब्राल्टर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Cebelitarık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Gibilterra
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Gibraltar
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Гібралтар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Gibraltar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Γιβραλτάρ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Gibraltar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Gibraltar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Gibraltar
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Gibraltar

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIBRALTAR»

The term «Gibraltar» is very widely used and occupies the 5.516 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIBRALTAR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Gibraltar» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Gibraltar» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Gibraltar

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QUOTES WITH «GIBRALTAR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Gibraltar.
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Graham Parker
I went to Morocco, joined a band called Pegasus, ran out of money, went to Gibraltar and worked on the docks, writing songs about the sun and the morning and the birds.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIBRALTAR»

Discover the use of Gibraltar in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Gibraltar and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Gibraltar
Gibraltar: Assessment of Financial Sector Supervision and Regulation including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics: Banking Supervision, Insurance Supervision, and Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the ...
International Monetary Fund, 2007
2
Pacific Gibraltar: U.S.-Japanese Rivalry Over the Annexation ...
"The first detailed examination of Hawaiian annexation in a generation, Pacific Gibraltar offers a fresh analysis and provocative conclusions about major episodes in this complex story.
William Michael Morgan, 2011
3
Gibraltar: British Or Spanish?
Gibraltar: British or Spanish? provides a detailed study of the attempts that have been made by Spain, especially since 1984 when Britain and Spain signed an agreement to discuss the future of Gibraltar, to regain the sovereignty of 'The ...
Peter Gold, 2005
4
Gibraltar: A History ; Includes a Plan and Tour of Gibraltar
This comprehensive, illustrated history includes a visitors' guide to the island and details the successive occupations by the Moors, Spanish, and British.
Maurice Harvey, 2000
5
Language Change and Variation in Gibraltar
This book describes the influences which have shaped the colony s linguistic development since the British occupation in 1704, and the relationship between the three principal means of communication: English, Spanish and the code-switching ...
David Levey, 2008
6
Gibraltar 1779-83: The Great Siege
Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session.
René Chartrand, 2006
7
The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945
En kronologisk gennemgang af denne berømte fæstnings historie, udrustning og indretning.
Fa & Finlayson, 2006
8
Gibraltar: 'a Dagger in the Spine of Spain?'
This book, the first in any language to provide an in-depth local study of GibraltarSpanish relations, constitutes a major critique of accepted wisdom on the so-called Gibraltar 'problem'.
Gareth Stockey, 2009
9
The Sailor from Gibraltar
Early work of Duras's about a disaffected young man who leaves his girlfriend for Anna, a beautiful yacht captain.
Marguerite Duras, 2008
10
The Fugitive's Gibraltar: Escaping Slaves and Abolitionism ...
An investigation of one city's emergence as a safe haven for fugitive slaves.
Kathryn Grover, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIBRALTAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Gibraltar is used in the context of the following news items.
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New legislation to protect Gib heritage
The Gibraltar Government has today published a Command Paper for a new comprehensive and wide-ranging Heritage Act incorporating ... «Gibraltar Chronicle, Jul 15»
2
Local children neglect privacy on social media
The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority surveyed a total of 893 students aged between 11 and 18. They found that 97% of 11-year-olds use social ... «Gibraltar Chronicle, Jul 15»
3
Chamber survey highlights Rock's economic contribution to Spain
Gibraltar generates thousands of cross-border jobs and economic activity worth more than £500m for the Spanish hinterland, according to a ... «Gibraltar Chronicle, Jul 15»
4
Company Shares of Gibraltar Industries, Inc. Rally 3.95%
Shares of Gibraltar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROCK) rose by 3.95% in the past week and 4.06% for the last 4 weeks. In the past week, the ... «American Trade Journal, Jul 15»
5
WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY
Joseph (Pepe) Soiza has been made an honorary member of the Gibraltar Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group in recognition of his ... «Gibraltar Chronicle, Jul 15»
6
GSD condemns 'cynical' Govt move on Rooke
The GSD has accused the Gibraltar Government of trying to “derail” its proposals for the HMS Rooke site by inviting proposals for the site. «Gibraltar Chronicle, Jul 15»
7
Port welcomes 11th inaugural cruise call of 2015
Tourism Minister Samantha Sacramento expressed her delight at the arrival of yet another vessel making its inaugural call to Gibraltar's ... «Gibraltar Chronicle, Jul 15»
8
Leeds fan buys Lions
An entrepreneur who failed in a bid to buy Leeds United in 2013 has turned his attention to local football and acquired Lions Gibraltar FC for an ... «Gibraltar Chronicle, Jul 15»
9
New excavations at Gorham's Cave
New excavations at Gorham's Cave begin on Monday. The Gibraltar Museum team leading on the excavations will again be joined by ... «Gibraltar Chronicle, Jul 15»
10
Taseko reports strong Q2 output on higher Gibraltar grades
"Gibraltar operated to expectation during the second quarter. Increased production was a result of improved copper grade, better than design ... «Creamer Media's Mining Weekly, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Gibraltar [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gibraltar>. Feb 2021 ».
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