[ ter-sey-ruh ]

  1. an island in the Azores, in the N Atlantic. 153 sq. mi. (395 sq. km). Capital: Angra do Heroismo.

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How to use Terceira in a sentence

  • The town of Praia, in the island of Terceira, completely destroyed by an earthquake.

  • Steering north, they came to an anchor in the port of Angra, in the island of Terceira, towards the end of August.

    Notable Voyagers | W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
  • On leaving Terceira the boiler broke down completely, and for the remainder of the voyage the winds were the only resource.

    The Last Voyage | Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • Terceira held for the Queen, and arms and ammunition had previously been sent them from England.

    The Greville Memoirs | Charles C. F. Greville
  • When this group became better known and was colonized, the island in question was renamed Terceira.

British Dictionary definitions for Terceira


/ (Portuguese tərˈsəirə) /

  1. an island in the N Atlantic, in the Azores: NATO military air base. Pop: 55 833 (2001). Area: 397 sq km (153 sq miles)

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