- a seaport in and the capital of Uruguay.
- a republic in SE South America. 72,172 sq. mi. (186,925 sq. km). Capital: Montevideo.
- a river in SE South America, flowing from S Brazil along the boundary of E Argentina into the Río de la Plata. 981 miles (1580 km) long.
Examples from the Web for montevideo
A few months later, Uruguayan model Luisel Ramos died of heart failure right on the catwalk in Montevideo, Uruguay.Isabelle Caro: Anorexic Model Dies, Her Mother Commits Suicide. How Should the Fashion Industry Respond?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
February 7, 2011
By way of England we have dates from Montevideo to the 12th Oct.
Thence he had passed into Uruguay, and become a teacher of mathematics in Montevideo.Admiral Farragut
A. T. Mahan
A new treaty was concluded between Argentina and Montevideo.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
It was from Simeon, posted at Montevideo, and containing the first news of his voyage.
The theatre of the exploits of the hero of Montevideo was soon changed.
- the capital and chief port of Uruguay, in the south on the Río de la Plata estuary: the largest city in the country: University of the Republic (1849); resort. Pop: 1 378 707 (1996)
- a republic in South America, on the Atlantic: Spanish colonization began in 1624, followed by Portuguese settlement in 1680; revolted against Spanish rule in 1820 but was annexed by the Portuguese to Brazil; gained independence in 1825. It consists mainly of rolling grassy plains, low hills, and plateaus. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Montevideo. Pop: 3 324 460 (2013 est). Area: 176 215 sq km (68 037 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for montevideo
country named for river that flows past it, which is from a native name in an extinct language, said to represent uru "bird" + guay "tail," perhaps a reference to some totemic animal.
Capital of Uruguay and largest city in the country, located on Uruguay's southern coast.