[ uh-zawrz, uh-zohrz, ey-zawrz, ey-zohrz ]

noun(used with a plural verb)
  1. a group of islands in the N Atlantic, W of Portugal: politically part of Portugal. 890 sq. mi. (2,305 sq. km).

Other words from Azores

  • A·zo·re·an, A·zo·ri·an [uh-zawr-ee-uhn, -zohr-], /əˈzɔr i ən, -ˈzoʊr-/, adjective, noun

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How to use Azores in a sentence

  • The two frail vessels, however, rode out the storm and at last put into one of the Azores to refit.

    The Story of American History | Albert F. Blaisdell
  • In the latitude of the Azores it became necessary to force the yacht's engines to escape from a German corsair.

    The Enemies of Women | Vicente Blasco Ibez

British Dictionary definitions for Azores


/ (əˈzɔːz) /

pl n
  1. the Azores three groups of volcanic islands in the N Atlantic, since 1976 an autonomous region of Portugal. Capital: Ponta Delgada (on São Miguel). Pop: 241 762 (2001). Area: 2335 sq km (901 sq miles): Portuguese name: Açores

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Cultural definitions for Azores


[ (ay-zawrz, uh-zawrz) ]

Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, west of mainland Portugal, belonging to Portugal.

Notes for Azores

Strategically located on transatlantic air and shipping routes.

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