Definitions for archipelagoˌɑr kəˈpɛl əˌgoʊ

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word archipelago

Princeton's WordNet

  1. archipelago(noun)

    a group of many islands in a large body of water

Wiktionary

  1. archipelago(Noun)

    A group of islands.

  2. archipelago(Noun)

    Something scattered around like an archipelago.

    The Gulag Archipelago

  3. Origin: From arcipelago, from ἀρχι- + πέλαγος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Archipelago(noun)

    the Grecian Archipelago, or Aegean Sea, separating Greece from Asia Minor. It is studded with a vast number of small islands

  2. Archipelago(noun)

    hence: Any sea or broad sheet of water interspersed with many islands or with a group of islands

Freebase

  1. Archipelago

    An archipelago, sometimes called an island group or island chain, is a chain, cluster or collection of islands. The word archipelago is derived from the Greek ἄρχι- – arkhi- and πέλαγος – pélagos through the Italian arcipelago. In Italian, possibly following a tradition of antiquity, the Arcipelago was the proper name for the Aegean Sea and, later, usage shifted to refer to the Aegean Islands. It is now used to refer to any island group or, sometimes, to a sea containing a large number of scattered islands.


Translations for archipelago

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for archipelago »

Translation

Find a translation for the archipelago definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these archipelago definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"archipelago." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/archipelago>.

Are we missing a good definition for archipelago?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for archipelago: