Definitions for bahamas
Bahamas, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Bahama Islands(noun)
island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort
A country in the Caribbean. Official names, short: The Bahamas; full: Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
Origin: Disputed; baja mar ("shallow sea") or from Taíno ba ha ma ("big upper middle land") via Spanish.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p106 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p45)