What does Caribbean mean?

Definitions for Caribbean
ˌkær əˈbi ən, kəˈrɪb i-Caribbean

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Caribbean, Caribbean Sea(noun)

    an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf stream

  2. Caribbean(noun)

    region including the Caribbean Islands

Wiktionary

  1. Caribbean(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the sea and region of the western Atlantic bounded by South America, Central America, and the islands of the West Indies (such as Cuba and Hispaniola).

    Etymology: From Carib or Caribe, a tribe of Amerindians, now nearly extinct, who lived in the West Indies, + the adjective suffix -an.

  2. Caribbean(ProperNoun)

    The Caribbean Sea

    Etymology: From Carib or Caribe, a tribe of Amerindians, now nearly extinct, who lived in the West Indies, + the adjective suffix -an.

  3. Caribbean(ProperNoun)

    The countries that occupy the region of the western Atlantic bounded by South America, Central America, and the islands of the West Indies (such as Cuba and Hispaniola)

    Etymology: From Carib or Caribe, a tribe of Amerindians, now nearly extinct, who lived in the West Indies, + the adjective suffix -an.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caribbean(adj)

    alt. of Caribbee

Freebase

  1. Caribbean

    The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands, and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America. Situated largely on the Caribbean Plate, the region comprises more than 700 islands, islets, reefs, and cays. These islands generally form island arcs that delineate the eastern and northern edges of the Caribbean Sea. The Caribbean islands, consisting of the Greater Antilles on the north and the Lesser Antilles on the south and east, are part of the somewhat larger West Indies grouping, which also includes the Lucayan Archipelago north of the Greater Antilles and Caribbean Sea. In a wider sense, the mainland countries of Belize and Guyana – historically and culturally part of the British West Indies – may be included. Geopolitically, the Caribbean islands are usually regarded as a subregion of North America and are organized into 30 territories including sovereign states, overseas departments, and dependencies. From January 3, 1958, to May 31, 1962, there was a short-lived country called the Federation of the West Indies composed of ten English-speaking Caribbean territories, all of which were then UK dependencies. The West Indies cricket team continues to represent many of those nations.

How to pronounce Caribbean?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Caribbean in sign language?

  1. caribbean

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Caribbean in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Caribbean in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Caribbean in a Sentence

  1. Joy Jibrilu:

    All our travel partners, all of them without exception, called and said that 'we have heard the Caribbean is closed,'.

  2. Rick Reichmuth:

    This little batch of moisture across the central Caribbean is the one were going to watch, as it probably within the next four or five days gets into the central Gulf and we could be talking about a pretty significant hurricane.

  3. Matt Ferchen:

    For the Caribbean and Central America, this is a cautionary lesson in the view that Chinese state-sponsored investment in tourism or other areas is in any way assured to be well-run or efficient.

  4. Nicolas Maduro:

    What is going to change towards Venezuela? Nothing. Because that is the policy of the empire, they believe Latin America and the Caribbean is their backyard and belongs to them ... If they checked all (Trump's) calls in the last year, they would find enough evidence to prove the abuse of power against noble Venezuela.

  5. Roger Germann:

    Conservation and saving wildlife from extinction is our foremost business focus and scientific breakthroughs that have a direct impact on protecting and restoring our natural environment is why we exist, healthy coral reefs are vital to the survival and quality of life of humans and animals, especially here in Florida Reef and throughout the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. We believe it's our responsibility to save the Florida Reef Tract from disappearing.

Images & Illustrations of Caribbean

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