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  1. an island in the S central Philippines. 1703 sq. mi. (4411 sq. km).
  2. a seaport on this island.
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Examples from the Web for cebu

Historical Examples

  • Coal is mined in the island of Cebu and is abundant in most of the islands.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • The white (Chinese) radishes are the variety most commonly grown in Cebu.

  • How did the King of Cebu act when he learned of the leader's death?

  • During 1776 and 1777 he and other Sulus harassed the Bisayas and ravaged the coast of Cebu.

    The History of Sulu

    Najeeb M. Saleeby

  • Toward night we sailed on the Rizal from Cebu for the land of the Moros.

British Dictionary definitions for cebu


  1. an island in the central Philippines. Pop: 2 091 602 (latest est). Area: 4422 sq km (1707 sq miles)
  2. a port in the Philippines, on E Cebu island. Pop: 796 000 (2005 est)
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