Portuguese

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 /ˌpɔːtjʊˈgiːz/


For the noun: Portuguese
Plural form: Portuguese

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
Por•tu•guese /ˌpɔrtʃəˈgiz, -ˈgis, pɔrtʃəˌgiz, -ˌgis/USA pronunciation  adj., n., pl. -guese. 
adj. 
  • of or relating to Portugal.
  • of or relating to the language spoken in Portugal.

  • n. 
  • [countable] a person born or living in Portugal.
  • [uncountable] the language spoken in Portugal.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    Por•tu•guese  (pôr′chə gēz, -gēs, pōr′-; pôrchə gēz′, -gēs′, pōr-), 
    adj., n., pl. -guese. 

    adj. 
  • Language Varietiesof, pertaining to, or characteristic of Portugal, its inhabitants, or their language.

  • n. 
  • Language Varietiesa native or inhabitant of Portugal.
  • Language Varietiesa Romance language spoken in Portugal, Brazil, and a few countries of Africa. Abbr.: Pg, Pg.
  • Etymology:
    • Portuguese português, Spanish portugués; see Portugal, -ese
    • 1580–90


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    Portuguese /ˌpɔːtjʊˈɡiːz/ n
    1. the official language of Portugal, its overseas territories, and Brazil: the native language of approximately 110 million people. It belongs to the Romance group of the Indo-European family and is derived from the Galician dialect of Vulgar Latin
    2. ( pl -guese) a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Portugal
    adj
    1. relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Portugal, its inhabitants, or their language



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