Brazil

geographical name
Bra·​zil | \ brə-ˈzil How to pronounce Brazil (audio) \
variants: or Portuguese Brasil

Definition of Brazil

country extending from north of the Equator to south of the Tropic of Capricorn in eastern South America, the continent's largest and most populous nation; a federal republic; capital Brasília area 3,287,957 square miles (8,515,770 square kilometers), population 208,847,000

Other Words from Brazil

Brazilian \ brə-​ˈzil-​yən How to pronounce Brazil (audio) \ adjective or noun

Learn More About Brazil

Dictionary Entries Near Brazil

braziery

Brazil

brazilein

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Brazil

Cite this Entry

“Brazil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brazil. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on Brazil

Nglish: Translation of Brazil for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of Brazil for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

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!