Definition of Barbados

1. Noun. A parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados; former British colony; a popular resort area.

Generic synonyms: Country, Land, State
Group relationships: Caribbean
Terms within: Bridgetown, Capital Of Barbados
Derivative terms: Barbadian



2. Noun. Easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles to the north of Venezuela.
Group relationships: Oas, Organization Of American States
Group relationships: Caribees, Lesser Antilles
Generic synonyms: Island
Member holonyms: Barbadian
Derivative terms: Barbadian

Definition of Barbados

1. n. A West Indian island, giving its name to a disease, to a cherry, etc.

Definition of Barbados

1. Proper noun. A country in the Caribbean. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Barbados

1. An island in the lesser antilles in the west indies. It is chiefly of coral formation with no good harbors and only small streams. It was probably discovered by the portuguese in the sixteenth century. The name was given by 16th-century spanish explorers from barbados, the plural for "bearded", with reference to the beard-like leaves or trails of moss on the trees that grew there in abundance. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barbados

barathea
baratheas
barathrum
barathrums
baratovite
baraza
barazas
barb
barba
barbacan
barbacanage
barback
barbacks
barbacoa
barbadoes
barbados (current term)
barbados cherry
barbal
barbaloin
barbaras
barbaresque
barbarian
barbarianism
barbarianisms
barbarians
barbaric
barbarically
barbarious
barbariously
barbariousness

Literary usage of Barbados

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The climate of barbados is healthy ; the temperature equable. For eight months in the year the sea breezes keep it delightfully cool for a tropical country. ..."

2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1885)
"barbados. ALTHOUGH the West Indies constitute a portion of the British empire of which the majority of Englishmen, as a rule, ..."

3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1913)
"He ÍR perhaps identical •with John Turner, gentleman, of Three Houses in the parish of St. Philip, barbados. This latter John married the widow of Col. ..."

4. A Guide to the West Indies, Bermuda and Panama by Frederick Albion Ober (1920)
"Apply for sailings ;- service irregular, touching at barbados usually only when ... Liverpool and barbados : Leyland-Harrison Line ; fortnightly to monthly ..."

5. Caribbean Basin Financing Opportunities: Guide to Financing Trade (1992)
"While interest rates have held fairly flat, the Central Bank of barbados raised the ... Six of the seven commercial banks in barbados are foreign owned. ..."

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