Definify.com

Webster 1913 Edition


Madeira

Ma-dei′ra

,
Noun.
[Pg., the Island Madeira, properly, wood, fr. L.
materia
stuff, wood. The island was so called because well wooded. See
Matter
.]
A rich wine made on the Island of Madeira.
A cup of
Madeira
, and a cold capon’s leg.
Shakespeare
Madeira nut
(Bot.)
,
the European walnut; the nut of the
Juglans regia
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Madeira

MADEIRA

,
Noun.
A rich wine made on the isle of Madeira.

Definition 2021


Madeira

Madeira

See also: madeira

English

Proper noun

Madeira

  1. Island in the Atlantic Ocean and an autonomous region of Portugal.

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

Madeira (plural Madeiras)

  1. A type of fortified wine produced on that island.

Translations


Catalan

Proper noun

Madeira f

  1. Madeira

German

Proper noun

Madeira n (genitive Madeiras)

  1. Madeira

Derived terms

  • Madeirer
  • Madeirerin
  • madeirisch

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Portuguese madeira (wood)

Proper noun

Madeira

  1. Madeira (island and autonomous region of Portugal)

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Portuguese madeira (wood)

Proper noun

Madeira

  1. Madeira (as above)

Portuguese

Alternative forms

Etymology

From madeira (wood), from Latin materia (stuff, timber), from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr (mother). Formal cognates include Spanish madera.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Madeira f

  1. Madeira (an archipelago and autonomous region of Portugal in the North Atlantic)
  2. Madeira (the largest island of Madeira)

Noun

Madeira m (plural Madeiras)

  1. Short for vinho da Madeira.

Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /maděira/
  • Hyphenation: Ma‧de‧i‧ra

Proper noun

Madèira f (Cyrillic spelling Мадѐира)

  1. Madeira

Declension

madeira

madeira

See also: Madeira

Finnish

Noun

madeira

  1. Madeira (fortified wine produced on Madeira)

Declension

Inflection of madeira (Kotus type 13/katiska, no gradation)
nominative madeira madeirat
genitive madeiran madeiroiden
madeiroitten
madeirojen
partitive madeiraa madeiroita
madeiroja
illative madeiraan madeiroihin
singular plural
nominative madeira madeirat
accusative nom. madeira madeirat
gen. madeiran
genitive madeiran madeiroiden
madeiroitten
madeirojen
madeirainrare
partitive madeiraa madeiroita
madeiroja
inessive madeirassa madeiroissa
elative madeirasta madeiroista
illative madeiraan madeiroihin
adessive madeiralla madeiroilla
ablative madeiralta madeiroilta
allative madeiralle madeiroille
essive madeirana madeiroina
translative madeiraksi madeiroiksi
instructive madeiroin
abessive madeiratta madeiroitta
comitative madeiroineen

Synonyms


Galician

Etymology

From Old Portuguese madeira, from Latin materia.

Noun

madeira f (plural madeiras)

  1. wood

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /mɐˈðɐjɾɐ/, /mɐˈðejɾɐ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /maˈde(j)ɾa/, /maˈde(j)ɾɐ/
  • Homophone: Madeira
  • Hyphenation: ma‧dei‧ra

Etymology 1

From Old Portuguese madeira, from Latin materia, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr (mother). Cognates include Spanish madera.

Alternative forms

Noun

madeira f (plural madeiras)

  1. (uncountable) wood (substance making up the central part of the trunk and branches of a tree)
  2. wood (the wood of a particular species of tree)
  3. a piece of timber
Synonyms
  • (wood substance): lenha, lenho, pau
  • (wood of a species): pau
  • (piece of timber): pau
Derived terms
  • bater na madeira
  • Madeira
  • madeira-da-china
  • madeira-de-cheiro
  • madeira de lei
Related terms

Verb

madeira

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of madeirar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of madeirar

Interjection

madeira!

  1. Timber!; used by lumberjacks to warn others when a tree is falling down

Etymology 2

Shortening of vinho da Madeira (wine of Madeira), after the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Alternative forms

Noun

madeira m (uncountable)

  1. a type of fortified wine produced in the island of Madeira
Synonyms