- a city on NW Tahiti, in the Society Islands: capital of the Society Islands and of French Polynesia.
- a group of islands in the S Pacific: a part of French Polynesia; largest island, Tahiti. (Excluding minor islands) 453 sq. mi. (1173 sq. km). Capital: Papeete.
- the principal island of the Society Islands, in the S Pacific. 402 sq. mi. (1041 sq. km). Capital: Papeete.
- a French overseas territory in the S Pacific, including the Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, and other scattered island groups. 1544 sq. mi. (4000 sq. km). Capital: Papeete.
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Historical Examples of papeete
Here Strickland lived, coming seldom to Papeete, on the produce of the land.The Moon and Sixpence
W. Somerset Maugham
He owes so much that there isn't a merchant in Papeete who isn't interested in his welfare.
When we get to Papeete my manager is going to charter a schooner and away we'll sail.
The view of Papeete and the sea was magnificent, but the outlook was not encouraging.The Cruise of the Snark
And, furthermore, he would get a reprimand at Papeete as well.When God Laughs and Other Stories
- the capital of French Polynesia, on the NW coast of Tahiti: one of the largest towns in the S Pacific. Pop: 130 000 (2005 est)
- a group of islands in the S Pacific: administratively part of French Polynesia; consists of the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands; became a French protectorate in 1843 and a colony in 1880. Pop: 214 445 (2002). Area: 1595 sq km (616 sq miles)
- an island in the S Pacific, in the Windward group of the Society Islands: the largest and most important island in French Polynesia; became a French protectorate in 1842 and a colony in 1880. Capital: Papeete. Pop: 169 674 (2002). Area: 1005 sq km (388 sq miles)
- a French Overseas Country (formerly Territory) in the S Pacific Ocean, including the Society Islands, the Tuamotu group, the Gambier group, the Tubuai Islands, and the Marquesas Islands. Capital: Papeete, on Tahiti. Pop: 277 293 (2013 est). Area: about 4000 sq km (1500 sq miles)Former name (until 1958): French Oceania