- a Portuguese overseas territory in S China, in the delta of the Zhu Jiang River and including two small adjacent islands. 6 sq. mi. (16 sq. km).
- the seaport and capital of this territory.
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Contemporary Examples of macao
Bush later canceled the Macao sanctions and opened talks with the North.Leslie H. Gelb: North Korea, U.S. Headed to Brink of War, Unnoticed
Leslie H. Gelb
April 1, 2012
Hefner: Yes, we will be announcing casinos in both Macao and London.Hugh Hefner's Legacy
July 29, 2010
Historical Examples of macao
Shortly after her departure Hayes resigned and went to Macao.Concerning "Bully" Hayes
For a long time he had been in correspondence with the chief banks in Shanghai and Macao.The House of Pride
Macao, a Portuguese possession, is the open door of Portugal into China.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
I ordered the interpreter to hail them, and ask the most direct passage to Macao.
I have since been informed they ran her on shore near Macao.
- a special administrative region of China, in the south of the country, across the estuary of the Zhu Jiang from Hong Kong: chief centre of European trade with China in the 18th century; attained partial autonomy in 1976; formerly (until 1999) a Portuguese overseas province under a long-term lease from China, as with Hong Kong (a UK territory until 1997); transit trade with rest of China; tourism and financial services. It retains its own currency, the pataca. Pop: 583 003 (2013 est). Area: 16 sq km (6 sq miles)Portuguese name: Macau