[mawl-deevz, mal-dahyvz] /ˈmɔl divz, ˈmæl daɪvz/
a republic in the Indian Ocean, SW of India, consisting of about 2000 islands: British protectorate 1887–1965. 115 sq. mi. (298 sq. km).
of or relating to the Maldives or their inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of the Maldives
Republic of Maldives, a republic occupying an archipelago of 1087 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Sri Lanka: came under British protection in 1887; became independent in 1965 and a republic in 1968; a member of the Commonwealth. The economy and infrastructure were severely damaged in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Official language: Divehi. Official religion: (Sunni) Muslim. Currency: rufiyaa. Capital: Malé. Pop: 393 988 (2013 est). Area: 298 sq km (115 sq miles) Also known as the Maldive Islands
probably from Sanskrit maladvipa “garland of islands,” from mala “garland” + dvipa “island.” Related: Maldivian.
/ˈmɔːldən/ noun 1. a market town in SE England, in Essex; scene of a battle (991) between the East Saxons and the victorious Danes, celebrated in The Battle of Maldon, an Old English poem; notable for Maldon salt, used in cookery. Pop: 20 731 (2001)
[mal dy pey-ee] /mal dü peɪˈi/ noun, French. 1. .
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[mal-ee-eyt, -it, mey-lee-] /ˈmæl iˌeɪt, -ɪt, ˈmeɪ li-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a salt or ester of . /ˈmælɪˌeɪt/ noun 1. any salt or ester of maleic acid maleate ma·le·ate (mā’lē-āt’, mə-lē’ət) n. maleate (mā’lē-āt’, mə-lē’ət) A salt or ester of maleic acid.