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bɑrˈbeɪ doʊz, -doʊs, -dəsBar·ba·dos

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Barbadosnoun

    a parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados; former British colony; a popular resort area

  2. Barbadosnoun

    easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles to the north of Venezuela


  1. Barbadosnoun

    A country in the Caribbean.

    Etymology: From barbado (from barba, from bʰardʰ-eh₂-), due to the dense hanging moss or vines in the island.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barbadosnoun

    alt. of Barbadoes


  1. Barbados

    Barbados is a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles. It is 34 kilometres in length and up to 23 kilometres in width, covering an area of 431 square kilometres. It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and 100 kilometres east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea; therein, it is about 168 kilometres east of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and 400 kilometres north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is outside of the principal Atlantic hurricane belt. Barbados was initially visited by the Spanish around the late 1400s to early 1500s and first appears on a Spanish map from 1511. The Spanish explorers may have plundered the island of whatever native peoples' resided therein to become slaves. The Portuguese visited in 1536, but they too left it unclaimed, with their only remnants being an introduction of wild hogs for a good supply of meat whenever the island was visited. The first English ship, the Olive Blossom, arrived in Barbados in 1624. They took possession of it in the name of King James I. In 1627 the first permanent settlers arrived from England and it became an English and later British colony.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Barbados

    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. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p116 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p49)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barbados in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barbados in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Barbados in a Sentence

  1. David Pilgrim:

    I’m a multiracial black man. I have folks from Trinidad, Barbados, and Venezuela—you know, places that President Trump dismissed as shithole countries. When I first heard him use that term I thought he was talking about Indiana.”

  2. Mia Mottley:

    This must be our legacy to the people of Barbados: to give you back your government and your governance.

  3. Colin Gregor:

    You realize how crazy Australians are about sports and how it creates such an amazing atmosphere around the Games, i think( in 2006) Scotland were playing Barbados in basketball and there was 5,000 people in to watch. I don't think we'd get 5,000 people in Scotland watching Scotland play Barbados in basketball.

  4. Cynthia Barrow-Giles:

    The conclusion then was very simple, barbados had reached the stage of maturity in its political evolution where what ought to have been part and parcel of the movement to independence was not for pragmatic reasons. Fifty-five years later this failure is rectified by a prime minister who is determined to complete the process of nation-building which has obviously stalled for the last four decades or so.

  5. Mia Mottley:

    This victory is the people of Barbados' victory, this must be our legacy to the people of Barbados: to give you back your government and your governance.

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