HyperDic: west_indies

English > 1 sense of the expression West Indies:
NOUNlocationWest Indies, the Indiesthe string of islands between North America and South America
English > West Indies: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningThe string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area.
Synonymthe Indies
Category ofobeah, obi(West Indies) followers of a religious system involving witchcraft and sorcery
Instance ofarchipelagoA group of many islands in a large body of water
MembersAnguillanA native or inhabitant of the island of Anguilla in the West Indies
West IndianA native or inhabitant of the West Indies
Part ofAtlantic, Atlantic OceanThe 2nd largest ocean
Caribbeanregion including the Caribbean Islands
PartsAnguillaA British colony in the West Indies
AntillesA group of islands in the West Indies
Bahamas, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Bahama Islandsisland country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba
Cayman IslandsA British colony in the Caribbean to the northwest of Jamaica
French West IndiesThe islands in the Lesser Antilles that are administered by France
MontserratA volcanic island in the Caribbean
Tobagoisland in West Indies
TrinidadAn island in West Indies just off the northeastern coast of Venezuela
Virgin IslandsA group of islands in northeastern West Indies (east of Puerto Rico) discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493
NarrowerBritish West IndiesThe islands in the West Indies that were formerly under British control, including the Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad

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