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In Portugal, my sculpture 'She Changes' refers to the town's fishing history, to the era of seafaring trade and discovery. The contemporary site is industrial, surrounded by red and white striped smokestacks, which is mirrored in the pattern of the sculpture.
Janet Echelman

Meaning of "Portugal" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PORTUGAL

Portugal  [ˈpɔːtjʊɡəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PORTUGAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Portugal 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 PORTUGAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Portugal

Portugal

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a unitary semi-presidential republic. It is located in South-Western Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, and it is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. Aside from continental Portugal, the Portuguese Republic holds sovereignty over the Atlantic archipelagos of Azores and Madeira, which are autonomous regions of Portugal. The country is named after its second largest city, Porto, whose name derives from Latin "Portus" and Celtic "Cale". The land within the borders of the current Portuguese Republic has been continually fought over and settled since prehistoric times. The Celts and the Romans, followed by the Visigothic and Suebian domination, and the Moorish invaders, who were eventually expelled during the Reconquista. Portugal by 1139 established itself as an independent kingdom from Galicia.

Definition of Portugal in the English dictionary

The definition of Portugal in the dictionary is a republic in SW Europe, on the Atlantic: became an independent monarchy in 1139 and expelled the Moors in 1249 after more than four centuries of Muslim rule; became a republic in 1910; under the dictatorship of Salazar from 1932 until 1968, when he was succeeded by Dr Caetano, who was overthrown by a junta in 1974; constitutional government restored in 1976. Portugal is a member of the European Union. Official language: Portuguese. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Lisbon. Pop: 10 799 270. Area: 91 831 sq km.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PORTUGAL


aasvogel
ˈɑːsˌfəʊɡəl
basifugal
beɪˈsɪfjʊɡəl
bogle
ˈbəʊɡəl
centrifugal
sɛnˈtrɪfjʊɡəl
conjugal
ˈkɒndʒʊɡəl
ogle
ˈəʊɡəl
shoogle
ˈʃʊɡəl
ultracentrifugal
ˌʌltrəsɛnˈtrɪfjʊɡəl
unconjugal
ʌnˈkɒndʒʊɡəl
Vogel
ˈvəʊɡəl
Vogul
ˈvəʊɡəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PORTUGAL

Portsmouth
Portugal laurel
Portuguese
Portuguese East Africa
Portuguese Guinea
Portuguese Guinean
Portuguese India
Portuguese man-of-war
Portuguese Timor
Portuguese water dog
Portuguese West Africa
Portuguese-speaking

WORDS THAT END LIKE PORTUGAL

Bengal
calcifugal
Donegal
egal
febrifugal
frugal
fugal
fungal
gal
illegal
infrugal
jugal
legal
madrigal
paralegal
regal
rugal
Senegal
vermifugal
West Bengal

Synonyms and antonyms of Portugal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Portugal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PORTUGAL

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

Translator English - Chinese

葡萄牙
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Portugal
570 millions of speakers

English

Portugal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुर्तगाल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البُرْتُغَال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Португалия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Portugal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পর্তুগাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Portugal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Portugal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Portugal
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ポルトガル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

포르투갈
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Portugal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nước Bồ Đào Nha
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போர்ச்சுகல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पोर्तुगाल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Portekiz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Portogallo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Portugalia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Португалія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Portugalia
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Πορτογαλία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Portugal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Portugal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Portugal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Portugal

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PORTUGAL»

The term «Portugal» is very widely used and occupies the 2.086 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of Portugal
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PORTUGAL» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «PORTUGAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Portugal.
1
Peter Bofinger
One needs a comprehensive concept that decides just how much debt states like Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Italy can sustainably bear.
2
David Bonderman
A good default, like Portugal or Greece, would be very good for the private equity business.
3
Henry Charles Carey
The commerce of India does not grow, nor does that of Portugal, or of Turkey; that but that of the protected countries does increase, as has been shown in the case of Spain, and can now be shown in that of Germany.
4
Richard H. Davis
Portugal is a high hill with a white watch tower on it flying signal flags. It is apparently inhabited by one man who lives in a long row of yellow houses with red roofs, and populated by sheep who do grand acts of balancing on the side of the hill.
5
David Dunn
My granddad always said he wanted to make me an England player. As soon as I went on to that pitch against Portugal, I knew he could die a happy man because he'd achieved his aim in life.
6
Maria de Medeiros
I like to dream about Portugal, and it's less easy when you are there.
7
Maria de Medeiros
People of my generation in Portugal fell into the magic potion of political ideas. What was very funny about this revolution was that it did not bring wealth to the Portuguese. But it brought language, ideas. You'd go to the fish market, and all the women who were selling fish would call each other fascist, communist.
8
Janet Echelman
In Portugal, my sculpture 'She Changes' refers to the town's fishing history, to the era of seafaring trade and discovery. The contemporary site is industrial, surrounded by red and white striped smokestacks, which is mirrored in the pattern of the sculpture.
9
Nelly Furtado
Because of my Portuguese heritage, I have an interest in all of the instrumentation that comes from Portugal and Brazil as well.
10
Julia Gillard
I know people are looking at what's happening in Washington and then they also look at events in Europe, in Greece and Portugal and other places and worry about that.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PORTUGAL»

Discover the use of Portugal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Portugal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Concise History of Portugal
Researched during the years which followed the fall of Portugal's dictators in 1974, this book has become the standard single-volume work.
David Birmingham, 2003
2
The History of Portugal
The most up-to-date short history of Portugal available, current through 1999.
James Maxwell Anderson, 2000
3
The Cinema of Spain and Portugal
This volume contains 24 essays on individual films from the region.
Alberto Mira, 2005
4
Rick Steves' Portugal
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Portugal. With this guide, you'll explore this relaxed country at the western edge of Europe.
Rick Steves, 2013
5
Lonely Planet Portugal
A dedicated Food & Drink chapter is written by an expert in Iberian gastronomy, while the indispensable Language chapter is full of useful phrases for easy communication. of color photos. 78 maps.
Abigail Hole, Charlotte Beech, 2005
6
Portugal: The Impossible Revolution?
This is the story of what happened as seen through the eyes of a deeply committed participant. It depicts the hopes, enthusiasm and energy behind the thousands of people who fought for change.
Phil Mailer, 2012
7
The Persecution of the Jews and Muslims of Portugal: King ...
This book challenges prevalent assumptions concerning the persecution of the Jews and Muslims of Portugal in 1496-7.
François Soyer, 2007
8
The Baker Who Pretended to Be King of Portugal
She reveals how the story of Sebastian, supposedly in hiding and planning to return to claim his crown, was lodged among other familiar stories: prophecies of returned leaders, nuns kept against their will, kidnappings by Moors, miraculous ...
Ruth MacKay, 2012
9
Daily Life in Portugal in the Late Middle Ages
Oliveira Marques, however, has captured the vast spectrum of Portuguese daily life from the twelfth through the fifteenth centuries The whole of medieval society is depicted, both on a national scale and, more important, society as it ...
Antonio Henrique R. de Oliveira Marques, 1971
10
José Mourinho: Made in Portugal
Looks at the life and career of the controversial Portuguese soccer manager.
Luís Lourenço, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PORTUGAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Portugal is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Vodafone Portugal hits 600 Mbps using LTE-A
Vodafone Portugal said it reached speeds of 600 megabits per second on its mobile network, using the new functions offered by the evolution ... «RCR Wireless News, Jul 15»
2
10 Affordable Airbnbs in Porto, Portugal
It may seem like all of Europe is a bargain thanks to the declining euro, but some countries are still significantly cheaper than others—and ... «Paste Magazine, Jul 15»
3
EDITORIAL: Portugal's lesson in legalization
This month marks 14 years since Portugal decriminalized the purchase, possession and use of all drugs – even cocaine and heroin. «Press-Enterprise, Jul 15»
4
Portugal stocks lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 1.96%
Investing.com – Portugal stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Industrials, Financials and Utilities sectors led shares ... «Investing.com, Jul 15»
5
UPDATE 1-Portugal's Galp Energia beats profit expectations
LISBON, July 27 (Reuters) - Portugal's Galp Energia posted an adjusted quarterly net profit nearly triple year-ago levels, beating expectations, ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
6
Spain's SPC expands to Portugal
Spanish technology products manufacturer SPC has arrived in Portugal and is aiming to sell more than 50,000 devices in the first year, the ... «Telecompaper, Jul 15»
7
Yvonne Connolly and Irish rugby stars jet to new celebrity hotspot in …
Model Yvonne Connolly brought her children Jack (16), Missy (14) and Ali (9) with her to the resort, which is in Portugal's popular Algarve ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
8
BRIEF-Portugal's BCP wants to keep shares in Polish arm
Portugal's Millennium BCP intends to keep its shares in the Polish arm Bank Millennium, even in current difficult environment, Bank Millennium ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
9
New alumna Erin Chambers signs pro contract in Portugal
Alumna Erin Chambers, who completed her last SFU Clan basketball season this year, has signed a one-year contract with Lousada ... «Simon Fraser University News, Jul 15»
10
Coast paddler streams past competition in Portugal
Paddler Bill Bain has confirmed his status as a rising star of the sport by snaring second place at the ICF Junior and U23 World Championships ... «The Sunshine Coast Daily, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Portugal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/portugal>. Jul 2022 ».
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