What does Caribbean mean?

Definitions for Caribbean
ˌkær əˈbi ən, kəˈrɪb i-Car·ib·bean

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Caribbean, Caribbean Seanoun

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

  2. Caribbeannoun

    region including the Caribbean Islands

Wiktionary

  1. Caribbeanadjective

    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. Caribbeannoun

    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. Caribbeannoun

    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. Caribbeanadjective

    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.

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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. Colleen McDaniel:

    Sailing in the Caribbean during hurricane season might not seem like an obvious choice, but it actually can be a great time to visit, you just have to be flexible about itinerary changes.

  2. Mitsuyuki Takada:

    From a logistics point of view, the Caribbean market has a big potential to grow.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    Right now, if you take southern Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, parts of Asia, South America and even parts of the Caribbean as areas that don't have the healthcare system to be able to respond the way one can respond in New York or L.A. or New Orleans or Chicago, we have really a moral responsibility for people throughout the world.

  4. Peter Jay Hotez:

    The CDC only recommends areas [known to be] affected by Zika, but I'm also worried about other areas of the Caribbean. I think we have to assume that all of the Caribbean is going to be affected, it's just not being looked at yet.

  5. Daniel Whittle:

    Cuba is considered the crown jewel of the Caribbean, principally because of its incredible coral reef ecosystems, its mangroves, its sea grasses, healthy sharks mean healthy corals. Healthy corals mean healthy sharks.

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