Cape Verde
I. geographical name — see verde (Cape) II. geographical name country E Atlantic comprising the Cape Verde Islands; until 1975 belonged to Portugal capital Praia area 1557 square miles (4048 square kilometers), population 350,000 • Cape Verdean adjective or noun

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  • Cape Verde — Cape Verdean /verr dee euhn/. /verrd/ a republic consisting of a group of islands (Cape Verde Islands) in the Atlantic, W of Senegal in W Africa: formerly an overseas territory of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 393,843; 1557 sq. mi. (4033 …   Universalium

  • Cape Verde — country on a group of islands in the Atlantic, c. 300 mi (483 km) west of Cape Verde ( see VERDE Cape): the islands were under Portuguese control from 1587 until the granting of independence, 1975: 1,557 sq mi (4,033 sq km); pop. 337,000; cap.… …   English World dictionary

  • Cape Verde — Cape Verde′ [[t]vɜrd[/t]] n. geg an island republic(Cape Verde′ Is′lands)in the Atlantic, W of Senegal in W Africa: formerly an overseas territory of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 405,748; 1557 sq. mi. (4033 sq. km) Cap.: Praia Cape… …   From formal English to slang

  • Cape Verde — a country that consists of a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal. Population: 405,163 (2001). Capital: Praia …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Cape Verde — This article is about the country. For the surface feature on Mars, see Cape Verde (Mars). For weather pattern, see Cape Verde type hurricane. Republic of Cape Verde República de Cabo Verde   (Portuguese) …   Wikipedia

  • Cape Verde — noun an island country in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal • Syn: ↑Republic of Cape Verde • Instance Hypernyms: ↑country, ↑state, ↑land • Part Holonyms: ↑Cape Verde Islands …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cape Verde — Cabo Verde Das Cabo Verde (portugies./span.) / Cap Vert (frz.) / Cape Verde (engl.) (zu deutsch grünes Kap bzw. Vorgebirge) ist die westlichste Spitze Kontinentalafrikas. Das bei 14° 53 nördlicher Breite und 17° 30 westlicher Länge gelegene Kap… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cape Verde — /keɪp ˈvɜd/ (say kayp verd) noun a republic in the northern Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal, consisting of 10 islands and five islets (the Cape Verde Islands); a Portuguese colony before independence in 1975. 4033 km2. Language: Portuguese and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cape Verde — noun Country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Cape Verde …   Wiktionary

  • Cape Verde — republic in the CEN. Atlantic Ocean, W of Cape Verde; 1,557 sq. mi.; pop. 339,000; cap. Praia …   Webster's Gazetteer

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