Azores

geographical name
\ˈā-ˌzȯrz, ə-ˈzȯrz\
variants: or Portuguese Açores \ ə-​ˈsȯr-​ēsh \

Definition of Azores 

islands of the North Atlantic constituting an autonomous region of Portugal and lying about 800 miles (1287 kilometers) off the coast of mainland Portugal; chief town Ponta Delgada area 905 square miles (2344 square kilometers), population 246,772

Other Words from Azores

Azorean \ ā-​ˈzȯr-​ē-​ən , ə-​ \ adjective or noun

Learn More about Azores

Dictionary Entries near Azores

azonal

azonal soil

azoospermia

Azores

Azo Rubine

azote

azotea

Statistics for Azores

Look-up Popularity

More from Merriam-Webster on Azores

See words that rhyme with Azores

Comments on Azores

What made you want to look up Azores? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a private place of worship

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!