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A city of the central Philippines on the eastern coast of Cebu, one of the Visayan Islands, between Leyte and Negros. The city, which was visited by Magellan in 1521, has an important harbor.
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1. (Placename) an island in the central Philippines. Pop: 2 091 602 (latest est). Area: 4422 sq km (1707 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a port in the Philippines, on E Cebu island. Pop: 796 000 (2005 est)
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(səˈbu, seɪ-)

1. an island in the S central Philippines. 2,091,602; 1703 sq. mi. (4411 sq. km).
2. a seaport on this island. 662,000.
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Noun1.Cebu - an important seaport on the island of Cebu in the Philippines
Philippines, Republic of the Philippines - a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
2.Cebu - one of the Visayan islands of the central Philippines; important for its fine harbor
Philippine Islands, Philippines - an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands
Cebuan - inhabitant of the island of Cebu; a member of the Visayan people of the Philippines
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