[ muh-door-uh for 1; maj-er-uh for 2 ]

  1. an island in Indonesia, off the northeastern coast of Java. 2,112 sq. mi. (5,470 sq. km).: Dutch Ma·doe·ra [mah-doo-rah]. /mɑˈdu rɑ/.

  2. former name of Madurai.

Words Nearby Madura Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Madura in a sentence

  • The Shiva temple at Madura is the more interesting as its towers are ornamented with six thousand idols.

    Humanly Speaking | Samuel McChord Crothers
  • To be a Pariah was easy, and attempts to evangelize that class continued to be made in Madura up to the time of the Suppression.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 | Thomas J. Campbell
  • But to this day in the Madura Tinivelly country you can trace where all the land was burnt.

    Old Deccan Days | M. Frere
  • The genus Chionyphe occurs on granaries under snow, as well as in that formidable disease, the Madura fungus-foot.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses | Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  • His transfiguration at Madura, where he assured his disciples that "present or absent, I will always be with you."

British Dictionary definitions for Madura


/ (məˈdʊərə) /

  1. an island in Indonesia, off the NE coast of Java: extensive forests and saline springs. Capital: Pamekasan. Area: 5472 sq km (2113 sq miles)

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