austral

adjective
aus·​tral | \ ˈȯ-strəl How to pronounce austral (audio) , ˈä- \

Definition of austral

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : of or relating to the southern hemisphere
2 capitalized : australian

austral

noun
aus·​tral | \ au̇-ˈsträl How to pronounce austral (audio) \
plural australes\ au̇-​ˈsträ-​lās How to pronounce australes (audio) \ also australs

Definition of austral (Entry 2 of 3)

: the basic monetary unit of Argentina from 1985 to 1991

Austral

abbreviation

Definition of Austral (Entry 3 of 3)

Examples of austral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Tourism in Antarctica is booming, with visitor numbers this austral summer expected to rise by nearly 40 percent from last season. Tom Wright-piersanti, New York Times, "Coronavirus, Wisconsin Shooting, Syrian Refugees: Your Thursday Briefing," 26 Feb. 2020 Most leaders in Latin America had regarded the new virus as a faraway problem — one unlikely to raise havoc in the region during the austral summer — until the first case was diagnosed in Brazil in late February. BostonGlobe.com, "As Latin America shuts down to fight virus, Brazil and Mexico are holdouts," 25 Mar. 2020 Most leaders in Latin America had regarded the new virus as a faraway problem — one unlikely to raise havoc in the region during the austral summer — until the first case was diagnosed in Brazil in late February. Manuela Andreoni, New York Times, "As Latin America Shuts Down to Fight Virus, Brazil and Mexico Are Holdouts," 25 Mar. 2020 During the current austral summer, which runs from roughly November to March, visitor numbers to Antarctica are expected to rise by nearly 40 percent from the previous season. Paige Mcclanahan, New York Times, "Tourism in Antarctica: Edging Toward the (Risky) Mainstream," 26 Feb. 2020 Pine martens were reintroduced to the Forest of Dean, and authorities in New South Wales were evacuating fish from the Darling River ahead of the austral summer. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's magazine, "Findings," 25 Nov. 2019 Nowadays, well over 35,000 visitors a season make landfall in the austral summer. The Economist, "Contrary to the fears of some, penguins and people do mix," 11 July 2019 Nowadays, well over 35,000 visitors a season make landfall in the austral summer. The Economist, "Contrary to the fears of some, penguins and people do mix," 11 July 2019 Nowadays, well over 35,000 visitors a season make landfall in the austral summer. The Economist, "Contrary to the fears of some, penguins and people do mix," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of austral

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for austral

Adjective

Middle English, from Latin australis, from Austr-, Auster

Noun

Spanish

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“Austral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/austral. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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