What does puerto rico mean?

Definitions for puerto rico
ˈpwɛr tə ˈri koʊ, ˈpwɛr toʊ, ˈpɔr tə, ˈpoʊr-puer·to ri·co

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Puerto Rico, Porto Rico, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, PR(noun)

    a self-governing commonwealth associated with the United States occupying the island of Puerto Rico

  2. Puerto Rico, Porto Rico(noun)

    the smallest and easternmost of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean

Wiktionary

  1. Puerto Rico(ProperNoun)

    A self-governing Commonwealth in the Caribbean which is a territory of the United States. Official name: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

  2. Origin: From Spanish for "Rich Port"

Freebase

  1. Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico (Spanish for "rich port") comprises an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands, the largest of which are Vieques, Culebra, and Mona. The main island of Puerto Rico is the smallest by land area of the Greater Antilles. It ranks third in population among that group of four islands, which include Cuba, Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), and Jamaica. Due to its location, Puerto Rico enjoys a tropical climate and is subject to the Atlantic hurricane season. Official languages of the island are Spanish and English, with Spanish being the primary language. Originally populated for centuries by indigenous aboriginal peoples known as Taínos, the island was claimed by Christopher Columbus for Spain during his second voyage to the Americas on November 19, 1493. Under Spanish rule, the island was colonized and the indigenous population was forced into slavery and wiped out due to, among other things, European infectious diseases. Spain possessed Puerto Rico for over 400 years, despite attempts at capture of the island by the French, Dutch, and British. In 1898, Spain ceded the archipelago, as well as the Philippines, to the United States as a result of its defeat in the Spanish–American War under the terms of the Treaty of Paris of 1898. In 1917, Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship and since 1948 have elected their own governor. In 1952 the Constitution of Puerto Rico was adopted and ratified by the electorate.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Puerto Rico

    An island in the Greater Antilles in the West Indies. Its capital is San Juan. It is a self-governing commonwealth in union with the United States. It was discovered by Columbus in 1493 but no colonization was attempted until 1508. It belonged to Spain until ceded to the United States in 1898. It became a commonwealth with autonomy in internal affairs in 1952. Columbus named the island San Juan for St. John's Day, the Monday he arrived, and the bay Puerto Rico, rich harbor. The island became Puerto Rico officially in 1932. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p987 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p436)

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of puerto rico in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of puerto rico in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of puerto rico in a Sentence

  1. Laura Ortiz:

    Shopping in Puerto Rico.

  2. Ricardo Rosello:

    Puerto Rico’s recovery begins today.

  3. Anne Schuchat:

    We are extremely concerned about Puerto Rico.

  4. President Trump:

    I think Puerto Rico was incredibly successful.

  5. Jack Lew:

    Puerto Rico is at a moment of necessity and crisis.

Images & Illustrations of puerto rico

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