Vigo



Jean
[zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA), (Jean Almereyda) 1905–34, French film director.
Bay of, an inlet of the Atlantic, in NW Spain. 19 miles (31 km) long.
a seaport on this bay: naval battle 1702.
Contemporary Examples

Vigo, 45, says she was a teacher in the Bronx until she was laid off last year.
My Day at Occupy Wall Street Meghan McCain October 24, 2011

Historical Examples

To slip out and warn Martin before Vigo got a chance at him—that was all you had to do.
Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle

When Orange reached the house in Vigo Street, it was still early in the day.
Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes

Vigo’s troop was but slow-moving, as some of the horses carried double, some were loaded with chattels.
Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle

The third in this case is the lady who called at Vigo Street.
Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes

But a nimbus of golden light still shone around the gallant Vigo.
Strange Stories of the Great Valley Abbie Johnston Grosvenor

Mr. Parflete saw the lady who went to Vigo Street, and he did not know who she was.
Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes

Mr. Vigo purchased a splendid mansion in St. James’ Square, where invitations to his banquets were looked upon almost as commands.
Endymion Benjamin Disraeli

Admiral Hobson, who broke the boom at Vigo in 1702, belonged to the same calling.
Self-Help Samuel Smiles

For three days the gale continued, threatening the whole fleet with destruction till it was got safely up above Vigo.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20 Various

noun
a port in NW Spain, in Galicia on Vigo Bay (an inlet of the Atlantic): site of a British and Dutch naval victory (1702) over the French and Spanish. Pop: 292 566 (2003 est)

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