The flag of Uruguay
Uruguay definition by Webster's New World
- country in SE South America, on the Atlantic: 68,037 sq mi (176,215 sq km); pop. 2,940,000; cap. Montevideo
- river in SE South America flowing from S Brazil into the Río de la Plata: c. 1,000 mi (1,609 km)
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- Uruguayan adjective, noun
Uruguay definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A country of southeast South America on the Atlantic Ocean and the Río de la Plata. The area was first settled in the 1600s by the Spanish and Portuguese, with Spain establishing sole dominance after 1724. Uruguay declared independence from Spain in 1810 and from Argentina in 1814, struggling against Brazillian occupation to finally achieve independent nationhood in 1828. Montevideo is the capital and the largest city. Population: 3,460,000.
- Uˌru·guayˈan adjective & n.