What does venezuela mean?

Definitions for venezuelaˌvɛn əˈzweɪ lə, -ˈzwi-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word venezuela.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Venezuela, Republic of Venezuela(noun)

    a republic in northern South America on the Caribbean; achieved independence from Spain in 1811; rich in oil


  1. Venezuela(ProperNoun)

    A country in South America. Official name: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

  2. Origin: Venezuola, diminutive of Venezia, after the stilt houses reminiscent of Venetian architecture.


  1. Venezuela

    Venezuela, officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a country on the northern coast of South America. Venezuela's territory covers around 916,445 square kilometres with an estimated population of approximately 29,100,000. Venezuela is considered a state with extremely high biodiversity, with habitats ranging from the Andes mountains in the west to the Amazon Basin rainforest in the south, via extensive llanos plains and Caribbean coast in the center and the Orinoco River Delta in the east. Venezuela was colonized by Spain in 1522 despite resistance from indigenous peoples. It became one of the first Spanish American colonies to declare independence, but did not securely establish independence until 1821. During the 19th century Venezuela suffered political turmoil and dictatorship, and it was dominated by regional caudillos well into the 20th century. The country has intermittently had democratic governments between 1945 and the present day; like most countries of Latin America, it has suffered some coups and military dictatorships. Economic shocks in the 1980s and 1990s led to a political crisis causing hundreds of deaths in the Caracazo riots of 1989, two attempted coups in 1992, and the impeachment of President Carlos Andrés Pérez for embezzlement of public funds in 1993. A collapse in confidence in the existing parties saw the 1998 election of former career officer Hugo Chávez, and the launch of the Bolivarian Revolution, beginning with a 1999 Constituent Assembly to write a new Constitution of Venezuela.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Venezuela

    a federal republic in South America, founded in 1830, over three times as large as Spain, consisting of nine States and several territories; composed of mountain and valley, and in great part of llanos, within the basin of the Orinoco; between the Caribbean Sea, Colombo, Brazil, and British Guiana, and containing a population of Indian, Spanish, and Negro descent; on the llanos large herds of horses and cattle are reared; the agricultural products are sugar, coffee, cotton, tobacco, &c.; the forests yield mahogany, ebony, and dye-wood, while the mines yield iron, copper, &c., and there are extensive gold-fields, considered the richest in the world; the boundary line between the British colony and Venezuela was for long matter of keen dispute, but by the intervention of the United States at the request of the latter a treaty between the contending parties was concluded, referring the matter to a court of arbitration, which met at Paris in 1895, and settled it in 1899, in vindication, happily, of the British claim, the Schomburgk line being now declared to be the true line, and the gold-fields ours.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of venezuela in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of venezuela in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Franklin Nieves:

    In Venezuela fear rules; that's the way the law is.

  2. Delcy Rodriguez:

    This organization is being used to attack Venezuela.

  3. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro:

    They can't enter Venezuela because they're terrorists.

  4. Julieta Lopez:

    Venezuela is really a dictatorship, we have a facade of democracy.

  5. Jesus Torrealba:

    It's a historic victory, now begins the time for change in Venezuela!

Images & Illustrations of venezuela

  1. venezuelavenezuelavenezuela

Translations for venezuela

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for venezuela »


Find a translation for the venezuela definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these venezuela definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"venezuela." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 23 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/venezuela>.

Are we missing a good definition for venezuela? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for venezuela:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.