Algarve



a coastal region of S Portugal. 1958 sq. mi. (5070 sq. km).
Contemporary Examples

The new investigation has painted a picture of the type of tourist holidaying in the Algarve in May 2007.
Madeleine McCann Libel Case Resumes in Portugal Barbie Latza Nadeau October 3, 2013

He befriended Britons Alan and Cindy Thompson, who were on a brief vacation in the Algarve in the summer of 2007.
Did He Steal Madeleine McCann? Barbie Latza Nadeau November 27, 2012

Historical Examples

He was obliged to comply, but, unable to look Duarte in the face, he retired to his own estates at the Algarve.
A Book of Golden Deeds Charlotte M. Yonge

In 1419 he was made governor of Algarve, the southern province of Portugal.
The Colonization of North America Herbert Eugene Bolton

And there was moreover in this company a caravel belonging to the Bishop of Algarve, which an esquire of his commanded.
The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea Gomes Eannes de Azurara

On the same day, a solemn festival was held in all the churches of Portugal and Algarve.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. II Robert Kerr

Yet it must not be forgotten that, while Portugal reached its furthest limits by the capture of the Algarve under Affonso iii.
Portuguese Architecture Walter Crum Watson

A third division of the Africans, which marched to destroy the sovereignty of Algarve and Badajoz, was no less successful.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5 Various

The word Gharb means “the west,” and Algarve in Portugal was simply the west of that country.
Mogreb-el-Acksa R. B. Cunninghame Graham

In Algarve carob-beans are commonly roasted, ground into flour and made into bread.
Lippincott’s Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 17, No. 97, January, 1876 Various

noun
the Algarve, an area in the south of Portugal, on the Atlantic; it approximately corresponds to the administrative district of Faro: fishing and tourism important

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