- a republic in SW South America, on the Pacific Coast. 286,396 sq. mi. (741,765 sq. km). Capital: Santiago.
Examples from the Web for chilean
The first Chilean goal was a thing of beauty produced by a team not known for beauty.
With the Chilean goal exposed to him in all its allure, he hit the ball with his shin—his canilla, as Busquets would call it.
Kanye West gets his tarot cards read by a radical Chilean filmmaker is practically a fully formed SNL sketch.Kanye West’s Insane Week: Bonnaroo Rants and the Instagram Wedding Photo
June 18, 2014
That being said, the singular Chilean earthquake is a rare event.A Lot of Earthquakes Have Been Reported Lately, but Scientists Aren’t Worried
April 2, 2014
From the Chilean miners to ‘Baby Jessica,’ The Daily Beast rounds up more miraculous rescues.The Bangladesh Factory Collapse Survivor and More Miraculous Rescues (VIDEO)
Holly Bernal, Ben Teitelbaum
May 10, 2013
Finally the Chilean Government was forced to make complete apologies.The New Nation
Frederic L. Paxson
Yet this Chilean desert is almost as valuable as a gold mine.Birdseye Views of Far Lands
James T. Nichols
The flora and fauna of Juan Fernandez are in most respects Chilean.
What is very remarkable for a Chilean, he neither smokes nor drinks.The Autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt
Parley Parker Pratt
The two columns were to meet at Chacabuco on the Chilean side.Notes on the History of Argentine Independence
C. W. Whittemore
- of or relating to Chile or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Chile
- a variant spelling of chilli
- a republic in South America, on the Pacific, with a total length of about 4090 km (2650 miles) and an average width of only 177 km (110 miles): gained independence from Spain in 1818; the government of President Allende (elected 1970) attempted the implementation of Marxist policies within a democratic system until overthrown by a military coup (1973); democracy restored 1988. Chile consists chiefly of the Andes in the east, the Atacama Desert in the north, a central fertile region, and a huge S region of almost uninhabitable mountains, glaciers, fjords, and islands; an important producer of copper, iron ore, nitrates, etc. Language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Santiago. Pop: 17 216 945 (2013 est). Area: 756 945 sq km (292 256 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for chilean
South American country, probably named from a local native word subsequently confused with Mexican Spanish chile "chili pepper" (see chili). Suggestions are that the native word means "land's end" or else "cold, winter," which would make a coincidental convergence with English chilly. Related: Chilean.