[loo-is, loo-ee] /ˈlu ɪs, ˈlu i/
a seaport in and the capital of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, E of Madagascar.
[maw-rish-uh s, -rish-ee-uh s] /mɔˈrɪʃ əs, -ˈrɪʃ i əs/
an island in the Indian Ocean, E of Madagascar. 720 sq. mi. (1865 sq. km).
a republic consisting of this island and dependencies: formerly a British colony. 809 sq. mi. (2095 sq. km).
Capital: Port Louis.
an island and state in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar: originally uninhabited, it was settled by the Dutch (1638–1710) then abandoned; taken by the French in 1715 and the British in 1810; became an independent member of the Commonwealth in 1968. It is economically dependent on sugar. Official language: English; a French creole is widely spoken. Religion: Hindu majority, large Christian minority. Currency: rupee. Capital: Port Louis. Pop: 1 322 238 (2013 est). Area: 1865 sq km (720 sq miles) Former name (1715–1810) Île-de-France
the capital and chief port of Mauritius, on the NW coast on the Indian Ocean. Pop: 146 876 (2002 est)
[pawrt-lee, pohrt-] /ˈpɔrt li, ˈpoʊrt-/ adjective, portlier, portliest. 1. rather heavy or fat; stout; corpulent. 2. Archaic. stately, dignified, or imposing. /ˈpɔːtlɪ/ adjective -lier, -liest 1. stout or corpulent 2. (archaic) stately; impressive adj. early 15c., “stately, dignified,” from port (n.3) “bearing, carriage” + -ly (1). Meaning “stout” is first recorded 1590s.
- Port lyautey
/ljəʊˈteɪ/ noun 1. the former name (1932–56) of Kénitra
noun, Linguistics. 1. a phonological unit of more than one morpheme, as French au to (him) from a to + le masculine article, which realizes a preposition and the definite article; a single morph that is analyzed as representing two underlying morphemes.
[pawrt-man-toh, pohrt-; pawrt-man-toh, pohrt-] /pɔrtˈmæn toʊ, poʊrt-; ˌpɔrt mænˈtoʊ, ˌpoʊrt-/ noun, plural portmanteaus, portmanteaux [pawrt-man-tohz, -toh, pohrt-, pawrt-man-tohz, -toh, pohrt-] /pɔrtˈmæn toʊz, -toʊ, poʊrt-, ˌpɔrt mænˈtoʊz, -ˈtoʊ, ˌpoʊrt-/ (Show IPA). Chiefly British. 1. a case or bag to carry clothing in while traveling, especially a leather trunk or suitcase that opens into two halves. 2. […]