[ Portuguese doh-roo ]

  1. a river in SW Europe, flowing W from N Spain through N Portugal to the Atlantic. About 475 miles (765 km) long.

Words Nearby Douro Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Douro in a sentence

  • Graham's divisions appearing north of the Douro, and steadily pushing forwards, undeceived him.

    Battles of English History | H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
  • I had the misfortune to be employed on board one of the ships of the inner squadron in the Douro during the siege of Oporto.

British Dictionary definitions for Douro


/ (ˈdʊərəʊ, Portuguese ˈdoru) /

  1. a river in SW Europe, rising in N central Spain and flowing west to NE Portugal, then south as part of the border between the two countries and finally west to the Atlantic. Length: 895 km (556 miles): Spanish name: Duero

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