Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A group of volcanic islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean about 1,450 km (900 mi) west of mainland Portugal, of which they are administrative districts. Fishing, farming, and tourism are important to their economy.

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  • proper noun An archipelago of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic, an autonomous region of Portugal.

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  • noun islands in the Atlantic Ocean belonging to Portugal

Etymologies

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From Portuguese Açores ("Azores"), from açores, plural of açor ("goshawk").

Examples

  • The only problem here in the Azores is that post takes forever to arrive, even though we are part of the EU.

    quickie

  • Some cousin of his, just out from the Azores, is makin 'a start on it, an' payin 'good rent to

    CHAPTER I

  • Some cousin of his, just out from the Azores, is makin 'a start on it, an' payin 'good rent to

    Chapter 1

  • Some of the sailors sent out by Prince Henry of Portugal, of whom I have told you, in their trying to sail around Africa discovered two groups of islands out in the Atlantic that they called the Azores, or Isles of

    Children's Literature A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes

  • Some of the sailors sent out by Prince Henry of Portugal, of whom I have told you, in their trying to sail around Africa discovered two groups of islands out in the Atlantic that they called the Azores, or Isles of Hawks, and the Canaries, or Isles of Dogs.

    The True Story of Christopher Columbus, Called the Great Admiral

  • Some of the sailors sent out by Prince Henry of Portugal, of whom I have told you, in their trying to sail around Africa discovered two groups of islands out in the Atlantic that they called the Azores, or Isles of

    The true story of Christopher Columbus, called the Great Admiral

  • The Azores is a good place to do it because now the issue is not what will the Russians do but what will our good friends and allies in Europe, the Europeans and the allies do.

    CNN Transcript Mar 16, 2003

  • The information minister, Mohammed Sa'eed Al-Sahaf, calling Great Britain and the United States liars, saying that the summit in the Azores was a failure.

    CNN Transcript Mar 17, 2003

  • At that time the Azores were the grand rendezvous for the fleets on their voyage home from the Indies; and hence they became a theatre of that maritime warfare which was carried on by the English under

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • Our arrival at the Azores was the first excitement of the voyage, and I had expected to renew the pleasant associations of the day we passed together on San Miguel, at the picturesque city of Ponta Delgada.

    Travels in the Far East

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