Definition of Bahamas

1. Noun. Island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort.

Exact synonyms: Bahama Islands, Commonwealth Of The Bahamas
Group relationships: Oas, Organization Of American States
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, State
Group relationships: Caribbean, The Indies, West Indies
Terms within: Capital Of The Bahamas, Nassau
Member holonyms: Bahamian
Derivative terms: Bahamian

Definition of Bahamas

1. Proper noun. A country in the Caribbean. Official names, short: The Bahamas; full: Commonwealth of the Bahamas. ¹

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Medical Definition of Bahamas

1. A chain of islands, cays, and reefs in the west indies, lying southeast of florida and north of cuba. It is an independent state, called also the commonwealth of the bahamas or the bahama islands. The name likely represents the local name guanahani, itself of uncertain origin. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bahamas

bahamas (current term)
bahia coquilla

Literary usage of Bahamas

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1. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College by Museum of Comparative Zoology, John E. Cadle, Harvard University (1894)
"In the bahamas the corals are scattered over wide areas, either on the interior of the banks or lining their margins; they have played no part in the ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The hope, however, hardly seems justified at present by t ho commercial progress of the bahamas. In 1870 the imports were of the value of ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The Spanish never made a permanent settlement in the bahamas, ... Had the bahamas ever been so thickly populated, there would remain the evidence of ruins ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"A RECONNOISSANCE of the bahamas and of the elevated reefs of Cuba, ... The bahamas consist of low hills of aeolian limestone, " formed during a period of ..."

5. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1905)
"The ant fauna of the bahamas has remained all but unknown up to the present time. Only four species, so far as I am able to ascertain, have been recorded ..."

6. The Popular Science Monthly (1891)
"This industry is now in its infancy in the bahamas, but, if the present prospects ... The group of coral islands known as the bahamas lies east of southern ..."

7. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"JAA Maynard on 'Five New Species of Birds from the bahamas.' — In a paper entitled 'Corrected Descriptions of Five New Species of Birds from the bahamas. ..."

8. The Earth and Its Inhabitants by Élisée Reclus (1891)
"THE bahamas. HE island-studded submarine plateau which has preserved its ... The bahamas stretch north-west and south-east between the Florida and San ..."

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