Examples from the Web for australia
He did travel to China and Australia while the story was unfolding.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A variety of systems were in place across countries like the United Kingdom, France, and Australia.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Dwarf mistletoe is freaky, freaky, freaky stuff,” says David Watson, an ecologist at Charles Sturt University in Australia.
In 1996, Bourjerdi was granted political asylum and went to Australia as a refugee.
As a cafe in Sydney, Australia came under siege by a hostage-taking gunman on Monday, those nearby attempted to flee the area.
There is a chasm between the consideration of letting Australia or letting India go, which is too wide to be bridged.Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day|Alfred Farthing Robbins
We sailed with a fair wind, which carried us down the coast of Australia.Dick Cheveley|W. H. G. Kingston
Extensive triangle chains, suitable for latitude-degree measurements, have also been effected in Japan and Australia.
Examples of this sort of communion are numerous in Australia.The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life|Emile Durkheim
The light rainfall, high temperatures, and unfertilized soil will forever keep nine tenths of Australia under grass.
British Dictionary definitions for australia
Word Origin and History for australia
from Latin Terra Australis (16c.), from australis "southern" + -ia. A hypothetical southern continent, known as terra australis incognita, had been proposed since 2c. Dutch explorers called the newfound continent New Holland; the current name was suggested 1814 by Matthew Flinders as an improvement over Terra Australis "as being more agreeable to the ear, and an assimilation to the name of the other great portions of the earth" ["Voyage to Terra Australis"]. In 1817 Gov. Lachlan Macquarie, having read Flinders' suggestion, began using it in official correspondence. The ultimate source is Latin auster "south wind," hence, "the south country."
The Latin sense shift in australis, if it is indeed the same word other Indo-European languages use for east (see aurora), for which Latin uses oriens (see orient), perhaps is based on a false assumption about the orientation of the Italian peninsula, "with shift through 'southeast' explained by the diagonal position of the axis of Italy" [Buck]; cf. Walde, Alois, "Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch," 3rd. ed., vol. 1, p.87; Ernout, Alfred, and Meillet, Alfred, "Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue latine," 2nd. ed., p.94. Or perhaps the connection is more ancient, and from PIE root *aus- "to shine," source of aurora, which also produces words for "burning," with reference to the "hot" south wind that blows into Italy. Thus auster "(hot) south wind," metaphorically extended to "south."