Definition of Belem
1. Noun. Port city in northern Brazil in the Amazon delta; main port and commercial center for the Amazon River basin.
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Port
Group relationships: Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic Of Brazil
Definition of Belem
1. Proper noun. (alternative form of Belém) ¹
2. Proper noun. State capital of Pará (Brazil). ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Belem
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Voyage in the "Sunbeam": Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months by Annie Allnutt Brassey (1884)
"We had a hot drive back to Lisbon, and then went by tram to belem, where we spent some time in the church and in wandering through its exquisite cloisters. ..."
2. Across Unknown South America by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1913)
"Early on November sixth the steamer proceeded on her way to belem (Para). On leaving Santarem we first emerged into the great Amazon River, a regular sea of ..."
3. A History of Architecture in All Countries: From the Earliest Times to the by James Fergusson (1885)
"There are certainly some splendid remains at belem near Lisbon, and fragments at least elsewhere ; but those who have described them arc so little qualified ..."
4. Sketches of Portuguese Life, Manners, Costume, and Character by A. P. D. G. (1826)
"... MARQUIS OF TAVORA AND HIS FAMILY INIQUITY OF THE JESUITS MONASTERY OF belem OF THE ORDER OF S. JERONIMO belem CASTLE HEALTH OFFICE GEOGRAPHICAL LEARNING ..."
5. A history of architecture in all countries: From the Earliest Times to the by James Fergusson (1867)
"There are certainly some splendid remains at belem near Lisbon, and fragments at least elsewhere; but those who have described them are so little qualified ..."
6. Historic Buildings as Seen and Described by Famous Writers: As Seen and by Esther Singleton (1903)
"Osorio, Bishop of Sylves, thus describes the embarcation of the successful expedition which belem specially commemorates : There was a chapel by the seaside ..."
7. Portuguese Architecture by Walter Crum Watson (1908)
"CHAPTER XIII belem belem or Bethlehem lies close to the shore, after the broad estuary of the Tagus has again grown narrow, about four miles from the centre ..."