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Makassar

or Ma·cas·sar, Ma·kas·ar

[muh-kas-er]
noun
  1. a former name of Ujung Pandang.
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Ujung Pandang

[oo-joo ng pahn-dahng]
noun
  1. a seaport on SW Sulawesi (Celebes), in central Indonesia.
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Formerly Ma·cas·sar, Ma·cas·sar, Ma·ka·sar [muh-kas-er] /məˈkæs ər/.
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Examples from the Web for macassar

Historical Examples

  • 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

    Joseph Conrad

  • 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

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for macassar

Macassar

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Makassar
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Ujung Pandang

noun
  1. the former name (1971–1999) for Makassar
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Makassar

Makasar or Macassar

noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin and History for macassar

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.

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