Lisbon









Lisbon


Lisbon [liz-buh n] Examples noun

  1. a seaport in and the capital of Portugal, in the SW part, on the Tagus estuary.

Portuguese Lis·bo·a [leezh-baw-uh] /liʒˈbɔ ə/. Portugal [pawr-chuh-guh l, pohr-; Portuguese pawr-too-gahl] noun

  1. a republic in SW Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, W of Spain. (Including the Azores and the Madeira Islands) 35,414 sq. mi. (91,720 sq. km). Capital: Lisbon.

Examples from the Web for lisbon Contemporary Examples of lisbon

  • Lisbon is one of the last neutral ports in Europe, and the city is crowded with people looking to escape the gathering storm.

    This Week’s Hot Reads: Oct. 15, 2013

    Nicholas Mancusi, Thomas Flynn

    October 15, 2013

  • The book is built around two couples in the Portuguese city of Lisbon in 1940.

    This Week’s Hot Reads: Oct. 15, 2013

    Nicholas Mancusi, Thomas Flynn

    October 15, 2013

  • A French journalist named Vincent moves to Lisbon to escape the source of his broken heart, a woman named Irene.

    This Week’s Hot Reads: June 17, 2013

    Sarah Stodola, Jen Vafidis

    June 17, 2013

  • He sent the Spaniard on his way then visited a series of shops in Lisbon and had the visa reproduced down to the special stamps.

    The Spy Who Tricked Hitler: The Story of Double Agent Juan Pujol and D-Day

    Stephan Talty

    July 11, 2012

  • The plan, NATO diplomats say, is for NATO leaders to formally announce this date at their Lisbon summit on November 19-20.

    Four More Years of War

    Leslie H. Gelb

    October 24, 2010

  • Historical Examples of lisbon

  • In the following year (October 8th) he himself died at Lisbon.

    De Libris: Prose and Verse

    Austin Dobson

  • You remember Lambton did stir very awkwardly in the Lisbon business.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • Pour half the juice on two pounds and a half of Lisbon sugar; when melted and simmered a few minutes, skim it, and add the fruit.

    The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches,

    Mary Eaton

  • Rub four ounces of butter into eight ounces of flour, mix with it eight ounces of currants, and six of fine Lisbon sugar.

    The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches,

    Mary Eaton

  • To every gallon put four pounds of good Lisbon sugar, tun it immediately, lay the bung lightly on, and leave it to ferment itself.

    The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches,

    Mary Eaton

  • British Dictionary definitions for lisbon Lisbon noun

    1. the capital and chief port of Portugal, in the southwest on the Tagus estuary: became capital in 1256; subject to earthquakes and severely damaged in 1755; university (1911). Pop: 1 892 891 (2001)Portuguese name: Lisboa (liʒˈboə)

    Portugal noun

    1. 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 (2013 est). Area: 91 831 sq km (35 456 sq miles)

    Word Origin and History for lisbon Portugal

    late 14c., Portyngale, from Medieval Latin Portus Cale (Roman name of modern Oporto), “the port of Gaya.” Alfonso, Count of Portucale, became the first king of Portugal.

    lisbon in Culture Lisbon [(liz-buhn)]

    Capital of Portugal and largest city in the country, located in western Portugal on the Tagus River where it broadens to enter the Atlantic Ocean; a major port, and Portugal’s political, economic, and cultural center.

    Note Because Lisbon was a neutral city, it became a center for international political activity during World War II. Portugal

    Republic in southwestern Europe, bordered by Spain to the north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west. Its capital and largest city is Lisbon.

    Note Portugal has been a member of NATO since 1949.Note Famous for its explorers in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Portugal followed such exploration closely with colonization. By the middle of the sixteenth century, Portugal controlled a vast overseas empire, including Brazil.Note Portugal has been independent since the twelfth century, except for sixty years of Spanish rule in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.

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