1. [ noun ] (government,geography) a nation occupying the 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
Synonyms: Commonwealth_of_Australia
Related terms: country Australian simpson_desert eyre cape_york carpenteria South_Australia Northern_Territory Canberra great_australian_bight murrumbidgee eastern_highlands Victoria great_victoria_desert australian_alps Western_Australia cape_york_peninsula Murray great_barrier_reef Tasmania eyre_peninsula Australian_state Queensland namoi New_South_Wales norfolk_island nullarbor_plain gibson_desert great_sandy_desert returning_officer plonk boomerang pommy keith_rupert_murdoch billabong mate swag bonzer perisher sundowner tucker-bag Australian sealed yellow_spot_fungus swagger gilgai_soil walkabout
2. [ noun ] (geography) the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
Related terms: continent carpenteria southern_hemisphere eastern_hemisphere australian_alps eyre moreton_bay cape_york_peninsula eyre_peninsula Darling Australian_Desert great_barrier_reef great_australian_bight eastern_highlands Murray murrumbidgee Tasmania
Similar spelling:   Australian