- a republic in NE Central America. 43,277 sq. mi. (112,087 sq. km). Capital: Tegucigalpa.
- Gulf of, an arm of the Caribbean Sea, bordered by Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Examples from the Web for honduras
Contemporary Examples of honduras
In April, the 19-year-old brunette in an emerald gown was crowned Miss Honduras.The Shocking Death of Miss Honduras
November 19, 2014
Human Rights Watch interviewed a mix of 35 migrants, some detained in the U.S., others recently deported to Honduras.U.S. Extends Protection To Honduran Immigrants
October 16, 2014
And I remember once there was a Nicaraguan Sandinista incursion in Honduras and the Nicaraguans denied it.
And the Spanish media was full of denials of this, and just attacking Honduras and the U.S. for it.
The children are coming from three Central American countries—Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.From Texas to Gaza, Reaping What We Sow
August 1, 2014
Historical Examples of honduras
The names preceding are intended for Jamaica, Portobello, and Honduras.
A kind of pitch used in the Bay of Honduras for vessels' bottoms.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
It extends also into Chiapa and Tabasco, and reaches into Honduras.Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology
John D. Baldwin
At the head of his paper he wrote “Hotel Rosario, Honduras.”
There was no mistake about it—it was a letter from Honduras.
- 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)
- Gulf of Honduras an inlet of the Caribbean, on the coasts of Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize
Word Origin and History for 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.