or Ma·cas·sar, Ma·kas·ar
- a former name of Ujung Pandang.
- a seaport on SW Sulawesi (Celebes), in central Indonesia.
Examples from the Web for macassar
Our arrival at Macassar may therefore be considerably delayed.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Brown related to me in detail their passage down the Straits of Macassar.Lord Jim
Never had, as far as I can remember, in the old days in Macassar.
I had to go to Singapore about the insurance; then I went to Macassar, of course.
I was a trader once, not now, whatever you may have heard about me in Macassar.Almayer's Folly
- a variant spelling of Makassar
- the former name (1971–1999) for Makassar
Makasar or Macassar
- a port in central Indonesia, on SW Sulawesi: an important native port before Portuguese (16th century) and Dutch (17th century) control; capital of the Dutch East Indies (1946–49); a major Indonesian distribution and transshipment port. Pop: 1 100 019 (2000)Former name (1971–99): Ujung Pandang
Word Origin and History for macassar
especially in Macassar oil (1809), hair tonic originally advertised as made from materials obtained from Macassar (1660s), name of a district on the island of Celebes (modern Sulawesi); from native Mangkasara.