Portuguese

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 /ˌpɔːtjʊˈgiːz/


For the noun: Portuguese
Plural form: Portuguese

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
Por•tu•guese /ˌpɔrtʃəˈgiz, -ˈgis, pɔrtʃəˌgiz, -ˌgis/USA pronunciation  adj., n., pl. -guese. 
adj. 
  • of or relating to Portugal.
    1. of or relating to the language spoken in Portugal.

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

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
    Por•tu•guese  (pôr′chə gēz, -gēs, pōr′-; pôrchə gēz′, -gēs′, pōr-), 
    adj., n., pl. -guese. 

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

    n. 
    1. Language Varietiesa native or inhabitant of Portugal.
    2. 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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