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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  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. 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.

  2. Andrés Manuel López Obrador:

    I'm aware that there are political groups in the US that are committed to confrontation, that would like to hold the people of Latin America and the Caribbean hostage, as is the case of the blockade against Cuba, which is highly promoted by Cuban politicians who have a lot of influence in the President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, but I consider the blockade inappropriate, and inhumane(...) an entire people can not suffer for the interest of a group, so the President Andrés Manuel López Obrador government must decide on this because it is a matter of human rights, which has to do with sovereignty.

  3. Frank Comito:

    About 70 percent of the Caribbean.

  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. Royal Caribbean:

    We’re leveraging the technology onboard the ship with the help of social media influencers who are sharing live broadcasts from the ship and Caribbean islands, this lets people see what passengers are experiencing in real time.

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    • A. jocularity
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