Definitions for Portugueseˌpɔr tʃəˈgiz, -ˈgis, ˌpoʊr-

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Portuguese

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Portuguese(noun)

    the Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil

  2. Portuguese(adj)

    a native or inhabitant of Portugal

  3. Portuguese, Lusitanian(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of Portugal or the people of Portugal or their language

    "Portuguese wines"

Wiktionary

  1. Portuguese(Noun)

    A person native to, or living in, Portugal.

  2. Portuguese(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the region of Portugal.

  3. Portuguese(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the people of Portugal or their culture.

  4. Portuguese(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Portuguese language.

  5. Portuguese(ProperNoun)

    A Romance language originating in Portugal, and now the official language of , , , , , , and .

  6. Origin: From português.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Portuguese(adj)

    of or pertaining to Portugal, or its inhabitants

  2. Portuguese

    a native or inhabitant of Portugal; people of Portugal

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. portugais, Sp. portugues, Pg. portuguez.]

Freebase

  1. Portuguese Language

    Portuguese is a Romance language and the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe. It also has co-official language status in Macau and East Timor. As the result of expansion during colonial times, a cultural presence of Portuguese and Portuguese creole speakers are also found in Goa, Daman and Diu in India; in Batticaloa on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in the Indonesian island of Flores, and in Malacca in Malaysia. Portuguese is a part of the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin in the medieval Kingdom of Galicia. With approximately 215 to 220 million native speakers and 260 million total speakers, Portuguese is usually listed as the fifth most natively spoken language, the third-most spoken European language in terms of native speakers and a major language of the Southern Hemisphere. It is also the most spoken language in South America and the second-most spoken in Latin America after Spanish, and is an official language of the European Union, Mercosul and the African Union.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Zezito Oliveira:

    The Portuguese had no titles when they came to Brazil, brazil was born without titles.

  2. Cavaco Silva:

    Never has a Portuguese government depended on the support of anti-European political forces.

  3. Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho:

    That is, transforming TAP into a mini TAP, which is not in the interests of workers, the economy nor the Portuguese.

  4. Marc Touati:

    When you compare to the sacrifices made by the Spanish, Germans, Italians, Portuguese and Irish... I'm worried about France.

  5. Passos Coelho:

    Nobody can count on the Socialists to support policies that go against the Socialists, there was a large majority of Portuguese who voted for change.


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