- Af·fon·so de [uh-fawn-soo duh] /əˈfɔ̃ sʊ də/, 1453–1515, founder of the Portuguese empire in the East.
- a city in central New Mexico.
Examples from the Web for albuquerque
Albuquerque Economic Development, a private non-profit, estimates the five year growth rate at almost double the U.S. in general.After The Fall: Introducing The Anti-Villain
December 21, 2014
A second source inside the Albuquerque VA, a medical technician, said the facility provided high quality care.Exclusive: VA Scandal Hits New Hospital
May 19, 2014
Now a small band of Dylan sleuths led by an Albuquerque disc jockey may finally have found the key…but, to what?Bob Dylan’s ‘Da Vinci Code’ Revealed
May 18, 2014
Doing some digging, the author found that Jorgenson was a circus performer and a prominent unicyclist in Albuquerque.Jeff Bezos’s Dad Was a Circus Performer and 5 More Juicy Bits From the Tell-All Book
October 11, 2013
In the spring of 2011, I spent two days on the set of Breaking Bad in Albuquerque, N.M.Breaking Bad Finale: Lost Interviews With Bryan Cranston & Vince Gilligan
September 29, 2013
Coutinho would listen to nothing, and Albuquerque was obliged to follow him.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
"Right across the way from old Albuquerque," he said finally.Unborn Tomorrow
Dallas McCord Reynolds
Total distance from Fort Smith to Albuquerque, 814-3/4 miles.The Prairie Traveler
O'Reilly kept the right envelope, and it was safer with him than at Albuquerque.
He was something of an invalid, and lived always at the Albuquerque place.
- a city in central New Mexico, on the Rio Grande. Pop: 471 856 (2003 est)
- Afonso de (əˈfõsu dəː). 1453–1515, Portuguese navigator who established Portuguese colonies in the East by conquering Goa, Ceylon, Malacca, and Ormuz
Word Origin and History for albuquerque
city in New Mexico, U.S., founded 1706 and named for Spanish administrator and viceroy of Mexico Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, Duque de Alburquerque (1617-1676); name altered by association with Portuguese soldier Alfonso de Albuquerque (1453-1515), both named from Alburquerque, a town in Spain close to the Portuguese border, meaning "white oak;" ultimately from Latin albus "white" and quercus "oak."
Largest city in New Mexico.