[ kuh-rah-kuhs; Spanish kah-rah-kahs ]

  1. a city in and the capital of Venezuela, in the N part.

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How to use Caracas in a sentence

  • The taking of Caracas in 1595 showed him as not only an able leader, but as an extraordinarily gifted tactician.

    South America | W. H. Koebel
  • Caracas was then, as it is now, the head-quarters of the colony, which was separated from the Viceroyalty of New Granada in 1731.

    South America | W. H. Koebel
  • The American Army plane banked sharply over the blacked-out Caracas field.

    The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
  • In due course he reached the spot—a small Indian village in the mountains, some fifteen miles from Caracas.

    The Woodlands Orchids | Frederick Boyle
  • “I have come all the way from Caracas to Wellington,” he said.

British Dictionary definitions for Caracas


/ (kəˈrækəs, -ˈrɑː-, Spanish kaˈrakas) /

  1. the capital of Venezuela, in the north: founded in 1567; major industrial and commercial centre, notably for oil companies. Pop: 3 276 000 (2005 est)

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Cultural definitions for Caracas


[ (kuh-rah-kuhs) ]

Capital of Venezuela and the largest city in the country, located in northern Venezuela near the Caribbean Sea; commercial, industrial, and cultural center of the nation.

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