Honduras

[hon-doo r-uh s, -dyoo r-; Spanish awn-doo-rahs]
noun
  1. a republic in NE Central America. 43,277 sq. mi. (112,087 sq. km). Capital: Tegucigalpa.
  2. Gulf of, an arm of the Caribbean Sea, bordered by Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Related formsHon·du·ran, Hon·du·ra·ne·an, Hon·du·ra·ni·an [hon-duh-rey-nee-uh n] /ˌhɒn dəˈreɪ ni ən/, adjective, nounpro-Hon·du·ran, adjective, noun
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Contemporary Examples of honduran

Historical Examples of honduran

  • The dark eyes of the Honduran capitalist bored him through and through.

    Forbidden Cargoes

    Roy J. Snell

  • He placed my trunk in the room I was to occupy, and set out some very strong Honduran cigars and a bottle of Jamaica rum.

    Captain Macklin

    Richard Harding Davis

  • At that moment a tall, dark Honduran came walking rapidly across the plaza.

    Forbidden Cargoes

    Roy J. Snell

  • Castellon's Honduran allies had been abruptly recalled to meet an invasion of their own country by Guatemala.

    By-Ways of War

    James Jeffrey Roche

  • Two cutters, with forty English marines and 200 Honduran soldiers, landed at the filibusters' camp on Sept. 3.

    By-Ways of War

    James Jeffrey Roche


British Dictionary definitions for honduran

Honduran

adjective
  1. of or relating to Honduras or its inhabitants
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Honduras

Honduras

noun
  1. a republic in Central America: an early centre of Mayan civilization; colonized by the Spanish from 1524 onwards; gained independence in 1821. Official language: Spanish; English is also widely spoken. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: lempira. Capital: Tegucigalpa. Pop: 8 448 465 (2013 est). Area: 112 088 sq km (43 277 sq miles)
  2. Gulf of Honduras an inlet of the Caribbean, on the coasts of Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize
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Word Origin and History for honduran

Honduras

Spanish, literally "the depths," probably in reference to coastal waters on the east side. Said to have been called that by Columbus in 1524. Related: Honduran.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

honduran in Culture

Honduras

Republic in Central America, bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north, Nicaragua to the east and south, El Salvador and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Guatemala to the west. Its capital and largest city is Tegucigalpa.

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