[muh-jel-uh n] /məˈdʒɛl ən/
Ferdinand, c1480–1521, Portuguese navigator: discoverer of the Straits of Magellan 1520 and the Philippines 1521.
Strait of, a strait near the S tip of South America between the mainland of Chile and Tierra del Fuego and other islands, connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific. 360 miles (580 km) long; 2½–17 miles (4–27 km) wide.
Strait of Magellan, a strait between the mainland of S South America and Tierra del Fuego, linking the S Pacific with the S Atlantic. Length: 600 km (370 miles). Width: up to 32 km (20 miles)
Ferdinand. Portuguese name Fernão de Magalhães. ?1480–1521, Portuguese navigator in the service of Spain. He commanded an expedition of five ships that set out to sail to the East Indies via the West. He discovered the Strait of Magellan (1520), crossed the Pacific, and reached the Philippines (1521), where he was killed by natives. One of his ships reached Spain (1522) and was therefore the first to circumnavigate the world
anglicized name of Portuguese navigator Fernão de Magalhães (c.1470-1521).
- Ferdinand marcos
[mahr-kohs] /ˈmɑr koʊs/ noun 1. Ferdinand E(dralin) [ed-ruh-lin] /ˈɛd rə lɪn/ (Show IPA), 1917–1989, Philippine political leader: president 1965–86. /ˈmɑːkɒs/ noun 1. Ferdinand (Edralin). 1917–89, Filipino statesman; president of the Philippines from 1965; deposed and exiled in 1986 2. his wife, Imelda (Remedios Visitacion Trinidad Romualdez). born 1929, Filipino politician; governor of Manila (1976–86); notorious […]
- Ferdinand schiller
[shil-er] /ˈʃɪl ər/ noun 1. Ferdinand Canning Scott [kan-ing] /ˈkæn ɪŋ/ (Show IPA), 1864–1937, English philosopher in the U.S. 2. Johann Christoph Friedrich von [yoh-hahn kris-tawf free-drikh fuh n] /ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈkrɪs tɔf ˈfri drɪx fən/ (Show IPA), 1759–1805, German poet, dramatist, and historian. 3. Astronomy. an elliptical walled plain in the third quadrant of […]
- Ferdinand V
noun 1. (def 1). noun 1. known as Ferdinand the Catholic. 1452–1516, king of Castile (1474–1504); as Ferdinand II, king of Aragon (1479–1516) and Sicily (1468–1516); as Ferdinand III, king of Naples (1504–16). His marriage to Isabella I of Castile (1469) led to the union of Aragon and Castile and his reconquest of Granada from […]
- Ferdinand VI
noun 1. 1713–59, king of Spain 1746–59 (son of Philip V).