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Meaning of "Macao" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MACAO

Macao  [məˈkaʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MACAO

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adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Macao 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 MACAO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Macao

Macau

Macau, also spelled Macao, is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China, the other being Hong Kong. Macau lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong to the east, which is about 64 kilometers, also bordered by Guangdong Province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south. The territory's economy is heavily dependent on gambling and tourism, but also includes manufacturing. The Cantonese people from Hong Kong and Guangdong, especially recent mainland tourism from Mandarin-speaking regions, have boosted the economy of Macau significantly. A former Portuguese colony, Macau was administered by Portugal from the mid-16th century until late 1999, when it was the last remaining European colony in Asia. Portuguese traders first settled in Macau in the 1550s. In 1557, Macau was rented to Portugal by the Chinese empire as a trading port. The Portuguese administered the city under Chinese authority and sovereignty until 1887, when Macau became a colony of the Portuguese empire. Sovereignty over Macau was transferred back to China on 20 December 1999.

Definition of Macao in the English dictionary

The definition of Macao in the dictionary is a special administrative region of China, in the south of the country, across the estuary of the Zhu Jiang from Hong Kong: chief centre of European trade with China in the 18th century; attained partial autonomy in 1976; formerly a Portuguese overseas province under a long-term lease from China, as with Hong Kong ; transit trade with rest of China; tourism and financial services. It retains its own currency, the pataca. Pop: 583 003. Area: 16 sq km Portuguese name: Macau.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MACAO


cow
kaʊ
Cracow
ˈkrækaʊ
cracowe
ˈkrækaʊ
Han-k´ou
ˈhænˈkaʊ
Hankow
ˈhænˈkaʊ
killcow
ˈkɪlˌkaʊ
Manukau
ˈmɑːnʊˌkaʊ
moo-cow
ˈmuːˌkaʊ
mudscow
ˈmʌdˌskaʊ
nikau
ˈniːkaʊ
pikau
ˈpiːkaʊ
scow
skaʊ
supercow
ˈsuːpəˌkaʊ
Takao
tæˈkaʊ
worricow
ˈwʌrɪˌkaʊ
yakow
ˈjækaʊ
Yingkou
ˈjɪŋˈkaʊ
Yingkow
ˈjɪŋˈkaʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MACAO

Macapagal Arroyo
macaque
macarise
macarism
macaroni
macaroni cheese
macaronic
macaronically
macaroon
Macarthur
Macassar
Macassar oil
Macaulay
macaw
Macbeth

WORDS THAT END LIKE MACAO

ao
bacalao
Bilbao
cacao
Callao
carabao
chao
chiao
ciao
Davao
Gao
Hu Jintao
jiao
Lao
Liao
maomao
Mindanao
pilao
Qingdao
Tao

Synonyms and antonyms of Macao in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Macao» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MACAO

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

Translator English - Chinese

澳门
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Macao
570 millions of speakers

English

Macao
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मकाऊ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ماكاو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Макао
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Macau
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ম্যাকাও
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Macao
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Macau
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Macao
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

マカオ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

마카오
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Macao
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Macao
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மக்காவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मकाओ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Macao
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Macao
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Makau
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Макао
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Macao
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Μακάο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Macao
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Macao
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Macao
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Macao

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MACAO»

The term «Macao» is very widely used and occupies the 10.411 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MACAO» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Macao» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Macao» 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 Macao

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MACAO»

Discover the use of Macao in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Macao and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Macao
Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.
Philippe Pons, 2002
2
Macao
Surveys the history, topography, people, and culture of Macao, with emphasis on its current economy, industry, and place in the political world.
T. Jeff Williams, 1988
3
Americans and Macao: Trade, Smuggling, and Diplomacy on the ...
The theme of this volume is the American relationship with Macao and its region through trade, politics and culture, and the focus is mainly on the late 18th and 19th centuries.
Paul A. Van Dyke, 2012
4
An East India Company Cemetery: Protestant Burials in Macao
The stories told by the inscriptions on the 160 gravestones there form Macao and Hong Kong's heritage.
Lindsay Ride, May Ride, Bernard Mellor, 1995
5
Education and Society in Hong Kong and Macao: Comparative ...
Yet in education, for reasons that are analysed in this book, they are very different. The patters of similarities and differences in the two territories make a fascinating basis for comparative study.
Mark Bray, Ramsey Koo, 2006
6
Macao: mysterious decay and romance : an anthology
To the father of the Chinese republic, Sun Yat-sen, it was a den of iniquity. This collection tells of gangsters, pirates, priests, gamblers, lovers, poets, and painters, who have been part of the Portuguese enclave.
Donald Pittis, Susan J. Henders, 1997
7
Macao remembers
This book commemorates this vital juncture in Macao's history through interviews with thirty people, representing most of Macao's unique mixture of races, creeds, classes, and traditions.
Jill McGivering, 1999
8
Macao and U.S.-China Relations
In this collection of essays, edited by Jianwei Wang and Yufan Hao, the contributor's explore the driving factors that lie behind Macau's increased visibility, including: the rapid economic development and growth, the 'one country, two ...
Yufan Hao, Jianwei Wang, 2010
9
Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque
The book studies the baroque and the postmodern art and architecture of Macao, as an ex-Portuguese colony founded in the sixteenth century.
Jeremy Tambling, Louis Lo, 2009
10
Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao
Newman M. K. Lamis professor of public administration at the University of Macau.Ian Scottis emeritus professor and fellow of the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University and adjunct professor of public and social administration at the ...
Newman M. K. Lam, Ian Scott, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MACAO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Macao is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Macao Gaming Show re-appoints GB Media to spearhead marketing …
(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Macao Gaming Show (November 17-19, 2015, The Venetian Macao Resort-Hotel) has increased its investment in ... «Casino City Times, Jul 15»
2
Cuenca equals Mayweather with Yang win: Results from Macao
Argentinian Cesar Cuenca is finally a world champion after scoring a decisive points win over Ik Yang at the Cotai Arena in Macao, China on ... «WBN - World Boxing News, Jul 15»
3
'VICTORY IN MACAO' UNDERCARD RESULTS: TSO, NG …
In the 3rd match of the evening, Hong Kong warrior Rex 'The Wonder Kid' Tso displaying controlled aggression, dominated Thai opponent ... «PhilBoxing.com, Jul 15»
4
Eighth Hong Kong Macao Co-operation High Level Meeting (with …
The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, and the Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), ... «Military Technologies, Jul 15»
5
Yu Zhengsheng stresses national identity among HK, Macao youth
China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Friday told youth from Hong Kong and Macao to better understand the country's situation and ... «ecns, Jul 15»
6
Macao's tourism growth touches lowest level in 12 years
Macao's Tourist Price Index (TPI) for the second quarter of 2015 made a 0.82% year-on-year gain to 134.61, the minimum increase in 12 years, ... «WantChinaTimes, Jul 15»
7
What Do Macao's Inflation Numbers Indicate?
Inflation is a rise in a currency supply relative to the number of people using it. This leads to a general rise in the price of goods and services in ... «Market Realist, Jul 15»
8
CANbridge Acquires License for Apogenix's APG101 Onco …
We look forward to working with CANbridge to obtain approval for APG101 in China, Macao, and Hong Kong, so we can provide patients ... «Business Wire, Jul 15»
9
Victory at The Venetian Fighters Make Grand Arrival at The Venetian …
It was excitement all around when seven of the Victory at The Venetian boxers arrived at the main lobby of The Venetian® Macao earlier this ... «PhilBoxing.com, Jul 15»
10
Why Investors Should Watch Macao's Unemployment Rates
The unemployment rate indicates the percentage of the labor force that's currently unemployed, but actively seeking employment. Macao's ... «Market Realist, Jul 15»

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