HyperDic: australia

English > 2 senses of the word Australia:
NOUNlocationAustralia, Commonwealth of Australiaa nation occupying the whole / whole of the Australian continent
objectAustraliathe smallest continent
Australia > pronunciation
Soundsaostrey'lyah
RhymesAbkhazia ... Virginia: 48 rhymes with yah...
English > Australia: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA nation occupying the whole / whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony.
SynonymCommonwealth of Australia
Instance ofcountry, state, landThe territory occupied by a nation
Member ofBritish Commonwealth, Commonwealth of NationsAn association of nations consisting of the United Kingdom and several former British colonies that are now sovereign states but still pay allegiance to the British Crown
British EmpireA former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control
MembersAustralian, AussieA native or inhabitant of Australia
Part ofAustraliaThe smallest continent
PartsAustralian AlpsA range of mountains in Australia that forms the southern end of the Great Dividing Range
Australian stateOne of the several states constituting Australia
Canberra, Australian capital, capital of AustraliaThe capital of Australia
Cape YorkThe northern tip of Cape York Peninsula at the Torres Strait
Cape York PeninsulaA peninsula in Queensland in northeastern Australia between the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Coral Sea
Eyre, Lake EyreA shallow salt lake in south central Australia about 35 feet below sea level
Eyre PeninsulaA peninsula of southern Australia
Gibson DesertA desert area in western Australia
Great Australian BightA wide bay of the Indian Ocean in southern Australia
Great Barrier ReefThe largest coral reef in the world
Great Dividing Range, Eastern HighlandsA mountain range running along the eastern coast of Australia
Great Sandy DesertA desert region in northwestern Australia to the north of the Gibson Desert
Great Victoria DesertA desert region in south central Australia to the north of the Nullarbor Plain
Gulf of Carpentaria, CarpentariaA wide shallow inlet of the Arafura Sea in northern Australia
Murray, Murray RiverA southeast Australian river
Murrumbidgee, Murrumbidgee RiverA river of southeastern Australia
Namoi, Namoi RiverA river in southeastern Australia that flows generally northwest to join the Darling River
New South WalesAn Australian state in southeastern Australia
Norfolk IslandAn island territory of Australia in the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of Australia
Northern TerritoryA territory in north central Australia
Nullarbor PlainA vast arid plain of southern Australia stretching inland from the Great Australian Bight
QueenslandA state in northeastern Australia
Simpson DesertA desert region of central Australia
South AustraliaA state in south central Australia
TasmaniaAn Australian state on the island of Tasmania
VictoriaA state in southeastern Australia
Western AustraliaA state containing the western third of Australia
Region ofAustralian, Aboriginal AustralianThe Austronesian languages spoken by Australian aborigines
Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch, Keith Rupert MurdochUnited States publisher (born in Australia in 1931)
billabongA stagnant pool of water in the bed of a stream that flows intermittently
bonzerremarkable or wonderful
boomerang, throwing stick, throw stickA curved piece of wood
gilgai soilsoil in the melon holes of Australia
lagerphoneAn Australian percussion instrument used for playing bush music
mateinformal term for a friend of the same sex
perisherBounder
plonkA cheap wine of inferior / inferior quality
pommy, pomA disparaging term for a British person
returning officerThe official in each electorate who holds the election and returns the results
sealedHaving been paved
sundownerA tramp who habitually arrives at sundown
swagA bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman
swagman, swagger, swaggieAn itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
tucker-bagA bag used for carrying food
walkaboutnomadic excursions into the bush made by an Aborigine
yellow spot fungus, Cercospora kopkeifungus causing yellow spot (a sugarcane disease in Australia)
Spanishaustrália, Australia, Commonwealth of Australia, Mancomunidad de Australia
CatalanAustralia, Austràlia
AdjectivesAustralianof or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants or its languages
English > Australia: 2 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningThe smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean.
InstancesGulf of Carpentaria, CarpentariaA wide shallow inlet of the Arafura Sea in northern Australia
Instance ofcontinentOne of the large landmasses of the earth
Part ofeastern hemisphere, orientThe hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
southern hemisphereThe hemisphere to the south of the equator
PartsAustralia, Commonwealth of AustraliaA nation occupying the whole / whole of the Australian continent
Australian AlpsA range of mountains in Australia that forms the southern end of the Great Dividing Range
Australian Desert, Great Australian Desertgeneral name given to all desert areas in Australia
Cape YorkThe northern tip of Cape York Peninsula at the Torres Strait
Cape York PeninsulaA peninsula in Queensland in northeastern Australia between the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Coral Sea
Darling, Darling RiverAn Australian river
Eyre, Lake EyreA shallow salt lake in south central Australia about 35 feet below sea level
Eyre PeninsulaA peninsula of southern Australia
Great Australian BightA wide bay of the Indian Ocean in southern Australia
Great Barrier ReefThe largest coral reef in the world
Great Dividing Range, Eastern HighlandsA mountain range running along the eastern coast of Australia
Moreton BayAn arm of the Tasman Sea forming a bay to the east of Brisbane
Murray, Murray RiverA southeast Australian river
Murrumbidgee, Murrumbidgee RiverA river of southeastern Australia
TasmaniaAn island off the southeastern coast of Australia
SpanishAustralia
CatalanAustràlia
AdjectivesAustralianof or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants or its languages

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