Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A country of northern South America on the Caribbean Sea. Inhabited by a variety of Arawakan and other peoples, the region was discovered by Columbus in 1498 and settled beginning in the 1520s, becoming part of the Spanish colony (later viceroyalty) of New Granada. Venezuela won independence in 1821 in federation with Colombia and Ecuador and broke away to form a separate country in 1830. Caracas is the capital and Maracaibo the largest city. Population: 26,000,000.
  • Gulf ofVenezuela An inlet of the Caribbean Sea between northwest Venezuela and northern Colombia. It extends southward as Lake Maracaibo.

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  • proper n. A country in South America. Official name: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a republic in northern South America on the Caribbean; achieved independence from Spain in 1811; rich in oil

Etymologies

Italian Veneziola, diminutive of Venezia ("Venice"), after the stilt houses reminiscent of Venetian architecture. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • HUGO CHAVEZ, PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA (through translator): I have spoken with Roy Chatter (ph), the current ambassador of Venezuela to the Organization of American States.

    CNN Transcript Apr 19, 2009

  • * Los Llanos (VENEZUELA): 10 nights “Venezuela venture” family trip, from £3815 + flights, for a family of 2 adults and 1 child (under 7) sharing a family room.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • HUGO CHAVEZ, VENEZUELA (THROUGH TRANSLATOR): And they have assigned special CIA units and real assassins, not only in Venezuela, but in Central and South America, as well.

    CNN Transcript Mar 5, 2007

  • HUGO CHAVEZ, VENEZUELA (THROUGH TRANSLATOR): If the United States attempts the madness of invading Iran or attacking Venezuela again, the price of oil is probably going to reach $200, not just $100.

    CNN Transcript Nov 19, 2007

  • HUGO CHAVEZ, PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA (through translator): If the United States does the crazy thing of invading Iran or attacking Venezuela again, the barrel of oil is not just going to reach $100 U.S. dollars, it can make it to $200 U.S. dollars.

    CNN Transcript Nov 18, 2007

  • PORLAMAR, VENEZUELA: Venezuela offers help African oil projects

    The News Tribune - Tacoma - - HOMEPAGE

  • ECUADOR VENEZUELA se rien de la CIA URIBE BUSH y laptops OIL www. telesurtv.net El presidente de Ecuador, Rafael Correa, desestimó este sábado las acusaciones del Gobierno colombiano y la Agencia Central de Inteligencia (CIA, por sus siglas en inglés) que pretenden vincular a su gobierno y al de Venezuela con las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC).

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  • VENEZUELA MONTESINOS PERU, CARACAS, Venezuela "title ="

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  • CARACAS, VENEZUELA - A plane carrying at least 47 people crashed shortly after takeoff Monday in eastern Venezuela, and an official said at least 23 people survived.

    CITIZEN-TIMES.com - News

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