Fonseca, Gulf of
or Fonseca Bay geographical name inlet of the Pacific in Central America in El Salvador, Honduras, & Nicaragua

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Fonseca,Gulf of — Fon·se·ca (fôn sāʹkə, fōn sĕʹkä), Gulf of An inlet of the Pacific Ocean in western Central America bordered by El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. * * * …   Universalium

  • Fonseca, Gulf of — Inlet of the Pacific Ocean, Central America. Bounded by El Salvador to the northwest, Honduras to the northeast, and Nicaragua to the southeast, it reaches inland about 40 mi (65 km) and widens to about 50 mi (80 km). Its entrance, marked by Cape …   Universalium

  • Fonseca, Gulf of — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gulf of Fonseca — The Gulf of Fonseca ( es. Golfo de Fonseca), part of the Pacific Ocean, is a gulf in Central America, bordering El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.Physical geographyThe Gulf of Fonseca is a shallow depression located on the Pacific side of the… …   Wikipedia

  • gulf — gulflike, adj. gulfy, adj. /gulf/, n. 1. a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land. 2. a deep hollow; chasm or abyss. 3. any wide separation, as in position, status, or education. 4. something that engulfs or swallows up. v.t. 5. to… …   Universalium

  • Fonseca Bay — geographical name see Fonseca, Gulf of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Fonseca — [fän sā′kä] Gulf of inlet of the Pacific in W Central America …   English World dictionary

  • Fonseca — Statue of the brazilian professor Celso Suckow da Fonseca at CEFET/RJ. Fonseca is a common Portuguese, Galician and Italian surname, whilst the variation Fonseka is common in Sri Lanka. A habitational name from any of several places named for a… …   Wikipedia

  • Fonseca — I. /foʊnˈseɪkə/ (say fohn saykuh) noun Manuel Deodoro da /manˌwɛl diəˈdɔrə da/ (say mahn.wel deeuh dawruh dah), 1827–92, first president of the Republic of Brazil, 1891. II. /foʊnˈseɪkə/ (say fohn saykuh) noun Gulf of, an inlet of the Pacific… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Fonseca — /fon say keuh/; Sp. /fawn se kah/, n. Gulf of, a bay of the Pacific Ocean in W Central America, bordered by El Salvador on the W, Honduras on the NE, and Nicaragua on the S. ab. 700 sq. mi. (1800 sq. km). * * * …   Universalium

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