[ tee-mawr, tee-mawr ]

  1. the largest and easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands, comprising East Timor on the E half and part of the Republic of Indonesia on the W half. 13,095 sq. mi. (33,913 sq. km).

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How to use Timor in a sentence

  • Timor, luctus, gaudium magnum, et aversio hanc impotentiam psychicam efficiunt.

  • They told me they had come from the Dutch islands south of Timor, and promptly made me an offer that set my heart beating wildly.

  • First, you'll want to know what happened over the Timor Sea after the shot.

  • Hunc gestant ulnis angeli,Ne lapis officiat pedi;Ne luce Timor occupet,Aut nocte pestis incubet.

    The Saint's Tragedy | Charles Kingsley
  • Alarming sounds were heard over the island of Timor, one thousand three hundred and fifty-one miles away from Krakatoa.

    Time and Tide | Robert S. (Robert Stawell) Ball

British Dictionary definitions for Timor


/ (ˈtiːmɔː, ˈtaɪ-) /

  1. an island in the Malay Archipelago, the largest and easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands: the west was a Dutch possession (part of the Dutch East Indies) until 1949, when it became part of Indonesia: the east was held by Portugal until 1975, when it declared independence but was immediately invaded by Indonesia; East Timor finally became an independent state in 2002. Area: 30 775 sq km (11 883 sq miles)

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