- a seaport in and the capital of Portugal, in the SW part, on the Tagus estuary.
- a republic in SW Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, W of Spain. (Including the Azores and the Madeira Islands) 35,414 sq. mi. (91,720 sq. km). Capital: Lisbon.
Examples from the Web for lisbon
Lisbon is one of the last neutral ports in Europe, and the city is crowded with people looking to escape the gathering storm.
The book is built around two couples in the Portuguese city of Lisbon in 1940.
A French journalist named Vincent moves to Lisbon to escape the source of his broken heart, a woman named Irene.This Week’s Hot Reads: June 17, 2013
Sarah Stodola, Jen Vafidis
June 17, 2013
He sent the Spaniard on his way then visited a series of shops in Lisbon and had the visa reproduced down to the special stamps.The Spy Who Tricked Hitler: The Story of Double Agent Juan Pujol and D-Day
July 11, 2012
The plan, NATO diplomats say, is for NATO leaders to formally announce this date at their Lisbon summit on November 19-20.Four More Years of War
Leslie H. Gelb
October 24, 2010
In the following year (October 8th) he himself died at Lisbon.De Libris: Prose and Verse
You remember Lambton did stir very awkwardly in the Lisbon business.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
Pour half the juice on two pounds and a half of Lisbon sugar; when melted and simmered a few minutes, skim it, and add the fruit.
Rub four ounces of butter into eight ounces of flour, mix with it eight ounces of currants, and six of fine Lisbon sugar.
Put a little of the liquor on the bottom of a dish, lay in the apples whole, and strew them over with Lisbon or fine sugar.
- the capital and chief port of Portugal, in the southwest on the Tagus estuary: became capital in 1256; subject to earthquakes and severely damaged in 1755; university (1911). Pop: 1 892 891 (2001)Portuguese name: Lisboa (liʒˈboə)
- a republic in SW Europe, on the Atlantic: became an independent monarchy in 1139 and expelled the Moors in 1249 after more than four centuries of Muslim rule; became a republic in 1910; under the dictatorship of Salazar from 1932 until 1968, when he was succeeded by Dr Caetano, who was overthrown by a junta in 1974; constitutional government restored in 1976. Portugal is a member of the European Union. Official language: Portuguese. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Lisbon. Pop: 10 799 270 (2013 est). Area: 91 831 sq km (35 456 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for lisbon
late 14c., Portyngale, from Medieval Latin Portus Cale (Roman name of modern Oporto), "the port of Gaya." Alfonso, Count of Portucale, became the first king of Portugal.