• synonyms


or Ma·cas·sar, Ma·kas·ar

  1. a former name of Ujung Pandang.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for makassar

Historical Examples

  • Makassar was actually on his way; and to be towed there really saved time.

    'Twixt Land & Sea

    Joseph Conrad

  • Mesman was a Dutch merchant with whom Jasper had had many dealings, a considerable person in Makassar.

  • But it looked only like a bit of marine news: English brig Bonito gone ashore outside Makassar roads.

  • Makassar, the straits of, usually written Macassar, but more accurately Mangkassar.

  • The Dutch are in possession of Makassar, and had formerly settlements on the northwest coast and in the bay of Sawa.

British Dictionary definitions for makassar


Makasar or Macassar

  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
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012