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məˈdɪər ə, -ˈdɛər əMadeira

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Madeira, Madeira Rivernoun

    a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River

  2. Madeiranoun

    an island in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa; the largest of the Madeira Islands

  3. Madeiranoun

    an amber dessert wine from the Madeira Islands


  1. Madeiranoun

    A type of fortified wine produced on that island.

    Etymology: From madeira, from materia, from méh₂tēr.

  2. Madeiranoun

    Island in the Atlantic Ocean and an autonomous region of Portugal.

    Etymology: From madeira, from materia, from méh₂tēr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Madeiranoun

    a rich wine made on the Island of Madeira

    Etymology: [Pg., the Island Madeira, properly, wood, fr. L. materia stuff, wood. The island was so called because well wooded. See Matter.]


  1. Madeira

    Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago that lies between 32°22.3′N 16°16.5′W / 32.3717°N 16.2750°W and 33°7.8′N 17°16.65′W / 33.1300°N 17.27750°W, just under 400 kilometres north of Tenerife, Canary Islands, in the north Atlantic Ocean and an outermost region of the European Union. The archipelago comprises the major part of one of the two Autonomous regions of Portugal, that includes the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, and the Desertas, administered together with the separate archipelago of the Savage Islands. Madeira was discovered by Portuguese sailors in the service of Infante D. Henrique in 1419, and settled after 1420. The archipelago is considered to be the first territorial discovery of the exploratory period of the Portuguese Age of Discovery. Today, it is a popular year-round resort, being visited every year by about one million tourists, noted for its Madeira wine, flowers, landscapes and embroidery artisans, as well as for its annual New Year celebrations that feature the largest fireworks show in the world, as officially recognised by the Guinness World Records, in 2006. The main harbour in Funchal is the leading Portuguese port in cruise liner dockings, being an important stopover for commercial and trans-Atlantic passenger cruises between Europe, the Caribbean and North Africa.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Madeira

    ma-dē′ra, n. a rich wine of the sherry class produced in Madeira.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Madeira

    the chief of a group of small volcanic islands with precipitous coasts, in the Atlantic, 400 m. off Morocco; has peaks 6000 ft. high and deep picturesque ravines; the island is a favourite resort for consumptives; the climate is very mild and equable, the rainfall moderate, and the soil fertile; crops of cereals and potatoes are raised; oranges, lemons, grapes, figs, and bananas abound; Madeira wine is famous, and the chief export; Funchal (21) is the capital, with an exposed harbour and some good buildings; the islands form a province of Portugal.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Madeira

    Expresses the Portuguese for “timber.” This island was at the time of its discovery covered with forests. Also the name of a rich wine imported therefrom.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Madeira in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Madeira in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Madeira in a Sentence

  1. Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa:

    It was with deep regret that I learned about the tragic accident in Madeira, to all families involved I send the deepest condolences.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Duas estradas divergiram em uma madeira amarela. E desculpe eu não poderia viajar tanto de quem. Não a menos percorrida. Nem o mais viajou por. Em vez disso, Eu criei minha própria estrada. O caminho a seguir meus próprios sonhos. Afinal de contas, Qualquer estrada é apenas uma estrada. Até que você faça alguma coisa dele. Como a vida é cheia de milhões de escolhas. E ainda a vida é também o que você faz dela. Cada aprendendo que eu ganho em minha jornada. Deixa as folhas pisadas preto. E agora eu relembrar com um suspiro de alívio. Idades em algum lugar e, consequentemente, as idades. Para baixo que estrada da memória mágica. Duas estradas divergiram em uma madeira amarela. E eu, eu criei minha própria estrada. A seguir os meus próprios sonhos. E é isso que devo ter feito toda a diferença. A Vida Continua!

  3. Prime Minister Antonio Costa:

    We have to move on to the next phase - to rebuild what's been destroyed, return to normalcy, rebuild the confidence in Madeira as a major tourism destination.

  4. Miguel Albuquerque:

    In this new phase, the (regional) government will take all measures to contain this epidemic in Madeira.

  5. Prime Minister Antonio Costa:

    We understand the dimension of this horrible tragedy that devastated various municipalities here in Madeira, and we also know about the calamities affecting other zones of the country that now have to be addressed.

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