a seaport in and the capital of the sultanate of Brunei, on the NW coast of Borneo, in the Malay Archipelago.
a sultanate under British protection on the NW coast of Borneo: formerly a British protectorate; gained independence 1984. 2220 sq. mi. (5750 sq. km).
Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan.
the capital of Brunei. Pop: 64 000 (2005 est) Former name Brunei
a sultanate in NW Borneo, consisting of two separate areas on the South China Sea, otherwise bounded by Sarawak: controlled all of Borneo and parts of the Philippines and the Sulu Islands in the 16th century; under British protection since 1888; internally self-governing since 1971; became fully independent in 1984 as a member of the Commonwealth. The economy depends chiefly on oil and natural gas. Official language: Malay; English is also widely spoken. Religion: Muslim. Currency: Brunei dollar. Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan. Pop: 415 717 (2013 est). Area: 5765 sq km (2226 sq miles)
the former name of Bandar Seri Begawan
Sirimavo [see-ree-mah-vaw] /ˌsi riˈmɑ vɔ/ (Show IPA), 1916–2000, Sri Lankan political leader: prime minister of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) 1960–65, 1970–77. noun Chandrika See Kumaratunge Sirimavo (ˌsɪrɪˈmɑːvəʊ). 1916–2000, prime minister of Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon (1960–65; 1970–77; 1994–2000); the world’s first woman prime minister her husband, Solomon. 1899–1959, prime minister of Ceylon (1956–59); assassinated
a headband, especially one worn about the forehead. a narrow brassiere. Historical Examples bandeau looked as though he were going to explode, but a glance from the President silenced him. Fifty Per Cent Prophet Gordon Randall Garrett Her head is uncovered, and merely encircled with a bandeau of black velvet. Austria Frederick Shoberl A second […]
marked or fitted with a band or bands. Architecture. (of a column, door architrave, etc.) having the regular flutings, moldings, or the like interrupted at regular intervals by projecting blocks or drums. a company of persons or, sometimes, animals or things, joined, acting, or functioning together; aggregation; party; troop: a band of protesters. Music. a […]
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an Australian marsupial, Myrmecobius fasciatus, feeding on termites and having the body marked with whitish transverse bars: nearly extinct.