[ mar-uh-kahy-boh; Spanish mah-rah-kahy-baw ]
/ ˌmær əˈkaɪ boʊ; Spanish ˌmɑ rɑˈkaɪ βɔ /
Save This Word!
a seaport in northwestern Venezuela.
Gulf of Maracaibo. Gulf of Venezuela.
Lake Maracaibo, a lake in northwestern Venezuela, an extension of the Gulf of Maracaibo: the largest lake in South America. 6,300 sq. mi. (16,320 sq. km).
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby Maracaibo
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use Maracaibo in a sentence
The Venezuelan customs will not even allow the Maracaibo forwarding agent the same chops, as a general rule.All About Coffee|William H. Ukers
To this fleet belonged the three ships which tried to bottle up Morgan in Lake Maracaibo.The Buccaneers in the West Indies in the XVII Century|Clarence Henry Haring
They landed early in the morning, and found no more difficulty than at Maracaibo.
On arriving there the wild fire had already broken out at Maracaibo a second time, and hither he came to extinguish89 it.
From Maracaibo, the port on the lagoon of the same name, is shipped the Venezuelan coffee.Commercial Geography|Jacques W. Redway
British Dictionary definitions for Maracaibo
/ (ˌmærəˈkaɪbəʊ, Spanish maraˈkaiβo) /
a port in NW Venezuela, on the channel from Lake Maracaibo to the Gulf of Venezuela: the second largest city in the country; University of Zulia (1891); major oil centre. Pop: 2 182 000 (2005 est)
Lake Maracaibo a lake in NW Venezuela, linked with the Gulf of Venezuela by a dredged channel: centre of the Venezuelan and South American oil industry. Area: about 13 000 sq km (500 sq miles)
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