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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Roger Frizzell:

    Cuba is the largest country in the Caribbean, so there's some exciting possibilities.

  2. Nancy Schretter:

    Some resorts have foundations where they’ve been working actively in the local communities long before there was a voluntourism opportunity, you certainly see this in the Caribbean with the Sandals Foundation, where they have been really involved in local communities and doing really impactful work for a long time.

  3. Gordon Derrick:

    It is not just the Caribbean, it is throughout. Regardless of where The Antiguan are … there are people who are not on the straight and narrow, that does n’t mean everybody in that country is the same way.

  4. Alain Bouton:

    Caribbean rum doesn't have the same aroma as rum from Mauritius, mauritian rum is shaped by nature.

  5. Ryan Lance:

    We're trying to minimize any impact that this might have on the islands in the Caribbean, we are concerned about putting them in the middle of this thing, between PDVSA and ourselves.

Images & Illustrations of Caribbean

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