[Portuguese foo n-shahl] /Portuguese fʊ̃ˈʃɑl/
a seaport in and the capital of the Madeira islands, on SE Madeira: winter resort.
[muh-deer-uh, -dair-uh; for 1, 2, 5 also Portuguese mah-de-ruh] /məˈdɪər ə, -ˈdɛər ə; for 1, 2, 5 also Portuguese mɑˈdɛ rə/
a group of eight islands off the NW coast of Africa, part of Portugal. 308 sq. mi. (798 sq. km).
the chief island of this group. 286 sq. mi. (741 sq. km).
(often lowercase) a rich, strong white or amber wine, resembling sherry, made there.
(often lowercase) a similar wine made elsewhere.
a river in W Brazil flowing NE to the Amazon: chief tributary of the Amazon. 2100 miles (3380 km) long.
the capital and chief port of the Madeira Islands, on the S coast of Madeira. Pop: 103 962 (2001)
/məˈdɪərə; Portuguese məˈðəirə/
a group of volcanic islands in the N Atlantic, west of Morocco: since 1976 an autonomous region of Portugal; consists of the chief island, Madeira, Porto Santo, and the uninhabited Deserta and Selvagen Islands. Capital: Funchal. Pop: 245 012 (2001). Area: 797 sq km (311 sq miles)
a river in W Brazil, flowing northeast to the Amazon below Manaus. Length: 3241 km (2013 miles)
a rich strong fortified white wine made on Madeira
white wine, 1540s, from island of Madeira in the Atlantic, from Portuguese madeira “wood,” because the island formerly was thickly wooded, from Latin materia “wood, matter” (see matter).
- Fun city
noun phrase Any city, esp New York City, fancied to be a venue for pleasure, often ironically [late 1960s+; first used as a public relations motto for the administration of New York City mayor John Lindsay, and felt to be in ironic contrast with increasing urban shabbiness, poverty, crime, etc]
- Functio laesa
functio laesa func·ti·o lae·sa (fŭngk’shē-ō lē’sə) n. The loss of the capacity to function.
[fuhngk-shuh n] /ˈfʌŋk ʃən/ noun 1. the kind of action or activity proper to a person, thing, or institution; the purpose for which something is designed or exists; role. 2. any ceremonious public or social gathering or occasion. 3. a factor related to or dependent upon other factors: Price is a function of supply and […]
[fuhngk-shuh-nuh-buh l] /ˈfʌŋk ʃə nə bəl/ adjective 1. (def 3).