from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital of the overseas territory of French Polynesia, a port on the northwest coast of Tahiti in the Society Islands of the southern Pacific Ocean. It is a commercial and tourist center. Population: 26,200.
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- proper n. The capital city of French Polynesia, on the island of Tahiti.
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- n. the capital of French Polynesia on the northwestern coast of Tahiti
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It began in Papeete, immediately after his announcement that he was going with me over all the sea, and the islands in the midst thereof.
But I was enjoying myself in Papeete, for in the early part of the evening we all went to the movie house, which was a lively scene with young people all over the place and a level of noisy involvement that I had not seen elsewhere.
But there was a hurricane and Parlay arrived in Papeete with a hatful of pearls three weeks too late.
He owes so much that there isn't a merchant in Papeete who isn't interested in his welfare.
It began in Papeete, immediately after his announcement that he was going with me over all the sea and the islands in the midst thereof.
He gave him a piece of paper that was good for the money in Papeete; and now Levy is dead and cannot pay; and
He'd built the big house on Hikihoho, and a whacking fine bungalow in Papeete.
All had done well, and all were looking forward to a rest-off and a good time in Papeete.
Hurwitz James The island is about 20 minutes by boat from Bora Bora's airport, which is a 50-minute flight from Tahiti's capital city of Papeete.
Air Tahiti Nui operates nonstop flights to Papeete from Los Angeles, Tokyo and Auckland, New Zealand, as well as flights from Paris and Sydney with stopovers.