[par-uh-ee-buh; Portuguese pah-rah-ee-bah] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for paraiba

Historical Examples of paraiba

  • Such a one I saw at Paraiba, which was thirty feet long, and as big as a barrel.

    Mythical Monsters

    Charles Gould

British Dictionary definitions for paraiba


  1. a state of NE Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a coastal strip, with hills and plains inland; irrigated agriculture. Capital: João Pessoa. Pop: 3 494 893 (2002). Area: 56 371 sq km (21 765 sq miles)
  2. Also called: Paraíba do Sul (ˈduː sul) a river in SE Brazil, flowing southwest and then northeast to the Atlantic near Campos. Length: 1060 km (660 miles)
  3. Also called: Paraíba do Norte (ˈduː ˈnɔrtə) a river in NE Brazil, in Paraíba state, flowing northeast and east to the Atlantic. Length: 386 km (240 miles)
  4. the former name (until 1930) of João Pessoa
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