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Vitoria

[vi-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-; Spanish bee-taw-ryah]
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noun
  1. Fran·cis·co de [frahn-th ees-kaw th e] /frɑnˈðis kɔ ðɛ/, c1480–1546, Spanish scholar and theologian.
  2. a city in N Spain: decisive defeat of the French forces in Spain 1813.

Vitória

[vi-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-; Portuguese vi-taw-ryah]
noun
  1. a seaport in and the capital of Espírito Santo, in E Brazil.

Espírito Santo

[es-pee-ree-too sahn-too]
noun
  1. a state in E Brazil. 15,196 sq. mi. (39,360 sq. km). Capital: Vitória.
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Examples from the Web for vitoria

Historical Examples

  • The said Vitoria not being able to write, I, the said Commissary, sign in her name.

    Records of The Spanish Inquisition

    Andrew Dickson White

  • Cartaret had resolved never to tell Vitoria that he loved her, and he told her.

    The Azure Rose

    Reginald Wright Kauffman

  • The mystery that dear Vitoria made of some private obstacle?

    The Azure Rose

    Reginald Wright Kauffman

  • Vitoria had probably gone to her class, and Chitta to her marketing.

    The Azure Rose

    Reginald Wright Kauffman

  • Is there,” he asked, “a young lady in that family named Vitoria?

    The Azure Rose

    Reginald Wright Kauffman


British Dictionary definitions for vitoria

Vitoria1

noun
  1. a city in NE Spain: scene of Wellington's decisive victory (1813) over Napoleon's forces in the Peninsular War. Pop: 223 257 (2003 est)Official name (including the Basque name): Vitoria-Gasteiz

Vitoria2

noun
  1. Francisco de. ?1486–1546, Spanish theologian, sometimes considered the father of international law. He criticized Spanish colonial policy in the New World and argued that war was only defensible in certain strictly defined circumstances

Espírito Santo

noun
  1. a state of E Brazil, on the Atlantic: swampy coastal plain with mountains in the west; heavily forested. Capital: Vitória. Pop: 3 201 722 (2002). Area: 45 597 sq km (17 601 sq miles)

Vitória

noun
  1. a port in E Brazil, capital of Espírito Santo state, on an island in the Bay of Espírito Santo. Pop: 1 602 000 (2005 est)
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