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Macao \Ma*ca"o\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A macaw.


Macao \Ma*ca"o\, prop. n. A territory in South China, on the Zhu Jiang river on the South China sea, formerly a territory of Portugal. Also, the capital city of this territory.


n. (alternative spelling of Macau English)


Mação is a municipality in the Santarém District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 7,338, in an area of 399.98 km².

The present Mayor is José Manuel Saldanha Rocha, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is Easter Monday.

Macao (film)

Macao is a 1952 black-and-white film noir adventure directed by Josef von Sternberg and Nicholas Ray. Producer Howard Hughes fired director von Sternberg during filming and hired Nicholas Ray to finish it. The drama features Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, and Gloria Grahame.

Macao (novel)

Macao is the thirty-first novel in the long-running Nick Carter-Killmaster series of spy novels. Carter is a US secret agent, code-named N-3, with the rank of Killmaster. He works for AXE – a secret arm of the US intelligence services.

Usage examples of "macao".

Macao was astir with the progress of the pits being prepared at Chuenpi and the enormous stores of confiscated opium being piled behind bamboo fences that sealed off the area.

They emerged into the bay when the boat cleared the Bogue, then once more cut westward to take the route around Heang-shan so they would approach Macao from the Portuguese port side.

Manila by one of its regidors, representing the injuries and losses arising from the trade which has been commenced there by the Portuguese of Macao.

My partner endeavoured to encourage me by describing the several ports of that coast, and told me he would put in on the coast of Cochin China, or the bay of Tonquin, intending afterwards to go to Macao, where a great many European families resided, and particularly the missionary priests, who usually went thither in order to their going forward to China.

After a futile attempt to convince Governor Pinto to come to their aid, they went to the Pousada de Macao where Spencer confronted the innkeeper.

The Chinese Emperor in Peking gave them a tiny permanent base at Macao in southern China and agreed to trade silks for silver.

Late in the evenings club members with a taste for whist or macao could frequently be found at the green baize tables, still elegantly garbed in the gowns they had worn earlier to a ball.

I thought I'd made it clear that every penny of cash in Macao, Malacca, and Goa, and every penny the Macao traders and city fathers can borrow is invested in this year's venture.

Jake had often thought that if Anthony Burgess had set A Clockwork Orange in Miami Beach rather than England, his vision of the world's bleak future would look like Macao.

Of course, every citizen of the Colony discounted Communist China, reasoning that since Hong Kong and Macao were its only real windows on the west and provided such a lucrative flow of money into Red China, it would be against their own best interests to abrogate the lease or not to renew it at the very least.

Leave all the hill climbs and Macao Grand Prix to the semiprofessionals.

To a disinterested observer it was merely one more xiao wan ju, a legacy to a first son from a once unworthy fisherman who had struck minor riches - a crazy night of mah-jong, hashish from the Triangle, smuggled jewels out of Macao - who cared?

Cantonese singsong girl bought out of a filthy little cathouse that still exists in a filthy little Macao alley?

The rumor is that some fifteen years ago he persuaded the Macao authorities to create a monopoly for the importation of gold, then to sell the monopoly to him, and a couple of friends, for a modest yearly tax: about one U.S. dollar an ounce.

I am Captain-General of the Black Ship this year, therefore Governor of Macao this year, with vice-regal powers over these waters this year, and if I want to eliminate him, or Toranaga or whomever, I will.