- Ferdinand. Portuguese name Fernão de Magalhães. ?1480–1521, Portuguese navigator in the service of Spain. He commanded an expedition
of five ships that set out to sail to the East Indies via the West. He discovered
the Strait of Magellan (1520), crossed the Pacific, and reached the Philippines (1521),
where he was killed by natives. One of his ships reached Spain (1522) and was therefore
the first to circumnavigate the world
Example Sentences Including 'Magellan'
A Sony vaio and a Magellan GPS unit complete Reddy's armoury.
Business Today (2003)
About 1990 I came across this American magazine with a Magellan handheld GPS in it.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
COMPLETING THE CIRCLE * Ferdinand Magellan , a Portuguese sea explorer, led the first expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
Even Fidelity's Magellan Fund, the biggest mutual fund in the country, was buying Internet stocks.
Felt Cover includes, logically, a cover of Ferdinand Magellan , by Felt, the most self-consciously oblique band Birmingham ever produced.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Inside their Antarctic bubble, Magellan Penguins charge through the water ducking and diving like porpoises.
SPIX'S MACAW: The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird (2002)
Magellan , Henry the Navigator, Drake, Cook, Ptolemy, Mercator, Hondius... I had dreamed of being one of them.
The Road to Paradise Island
Magellan Meridian Color GPS: From the instant I powered up Magellan's new Meridian Color GPS, I was literally blown away.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
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