Antilles


Antilles
/ænˈtɪliz/ (say an'tileez)

plural noun
a chain of islands in the West Indies, divided into the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico), and, to the south-east, the Lesser Antilles (the Leeward Islands, the Windward Islands, Barbados, Curaçao and other islands of the former Netherlands Antilles).
Antillean /æntəˈliən/ (say antuh'leeuhn), /ænˈtɪliən/ (say an'tileeuhn), adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Antilles — archipel d Amérique centrale, en forme d arc, isolant de l océan Atlantique la mer des Antilles. Il se divise en Bahamas, Grandes Antilles (Cuba, Haïti, rép. Dominicaine, Porto Rico, Jamaïque) et Petites Antilles, lesquelles se composent des îles …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Antilles — [an til′ēz΄] main island group of the West Indies, including all but the Bahamas: see GREATER ANTILLES, LESSER ANTILLES Antillean [an til′ē ən; an΄tə lē′ən] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Antilles — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Antilles (homonymie). Antilles Carte des Antilles (en vert) dans la Caraïbe. Superficie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Antilles — The Antilles (the same in French; Antillas in Spanish; Antillen in Dutch) refers to the islands forming the greater part of the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. The Antilles are divided into two major groups: the Greater Antilles to the north… …   Wikipedia

  • Antilles — Antillean /an til ee euhn, an tl ee /, adj. /an til eez/, n. (used with a pl. v.) a chain of islands in the West Indies, divided into two parts, the one including Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico (Greater Antilles), the other including… …   Universalium

  • Antilles — geographical name the West Indies excluding the Bahamas see Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles • Antillean adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Antilles — islands of the West Indies excluding the Bahamas; comprises Greater Antilles: Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico; and Lesser Antilles: Trinidad, the Windward Islands, the Leeward Islands, and other small islands …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Antilles — An•til•les [[t]ænˈtɪl iz[/t]] n. pl. geg a chain of islands in the West Indies, divided into two parts, one including Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico (Greater Antilles), the other including a large arch of smaller islands to the SE and …   From formal English to slang

  • Antilles — noun a group of islands in the West Indies • Instance Hypernyms: ↑archipelago • Part Holonyms: ↑West Indies, ↑the Indies • Part Meronyms: ↑Greater Antilles, ↑Lesser Antilles, ↑Cari …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antilles —    See Netherlands Antilles …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands