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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Panama, Republic of Panamanoun

    a republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903

  2. boater, leghorn, Panama, Panama hat, sailor, skimmer, straw hatnoun

    a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown


  1. Panamanoun

    A Panama hat.

  2. Panamanoun

    A country in Central America. Official name: Republic of Panama.


  1. Panama

    Panama, officially the Republic of Panama, is the southernmost country of Central America. Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, it is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital is Panama City. On a 2012 poll, it was reported that Panama City was the city with the happiest people in the world. Explored and settled by the Spanish in the 16th century, Panama broke with Spain in 1821 and joined a union of Nueva Granada, Ecuador, and Venezuela, named the Republic of Gran Colombia. When Gran Colombia dissolved in 1831, Panama and Nueva Granada remained joined. Nueva Granada later became the Republic of Colombia. With the backing of the United States, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903, allowing the Panama Canal to be built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914. In 1977, an agreement was signed for the complete transfer of the Canal from the United States to Panama by the end of the 20th century. Revenue from canal tolls represents today a significant portion of Panama's GDP. Panama has the third- or fourth-largest economy in Central America and it is also the fastest growing economy and the largest per capita consumer in Central America. In 2010 Panama ranked 4th among Latin American countries in terms of the Human Development Index, and 54th in the world in 2010. As of 2010, Panama is the second most competitive economy in Latin America as well according to the Global Competitiveness Index from the World Economic Forum. Panama's jungle is home to an abundance of tropical plants, animals and birds – some of them to be found nowhere else in the world.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Panama

    a free port in the State of Colombia, on the Pacific coast of the isthmus of the same name, and an oppressively hot and humid place, is the terminus of the Panama railroad and the seat of a great transit trade. It has a Spanish cathedral. The population, of Indian and negro descent chiefly, is only half what it was when the canal works were in full operation.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Panama

    Expresses the Carribean for “mud fish,” with which the shores of this isthmus abound.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Panama in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Panama in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Panama in a Sentence

  1. Central American:

    We all have a role to play in this issue, and the regional approach is the correct approach, it is impossible for Panama to solve it on its own.

  2. Brian Major:

    I tell anyone who is traveling out of the country on any sort of leisure (or business) trip to purchase travel insurance, i was really convinced by the EMS folks who transported me from Panama to Florida. After talking with them and realizing how often they evacuated folks out of unexpected situations, I realized it was pretty foolish to travel all these years without travel insurance.

  3. That Clinton:

    We worked hard to improve and ratify trade agreements with Colombia and Panama and encouraged Canada and the group of countries that became known as the Pacific Alliance -- Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Chile -- all open-market democracies driving toward a more prosperous future to join negotiations with Asian nations on TPP, the trans-Pacific trade agreement.

  4. Jon Thor Olafsson:

    I'm here for many reasons, to protest the arrogance of the government in its entirety and a ruined financial system in Iceland - as the outrageous number of Icelanders in the Panama Papers shows.

  5. Norman Darío Martínez:

    Macri's participation as director and vicepresident of two companies in the Bahamas and Panama is clear, proved and admitted, and these places are tax havens that are usually used for money laundering and tax evasion.

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