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. Mines Minister Tomas Gonzalez:

    We have seen the potential of the Colombian Caribbean for the future of hydrocarbons, that is why we are making investment in offshore more attractive, taking measures that will allow us to incentivize exploration and production.

  2. Andria Mitsakos:

    We cannot let Irma’s victims in the Caribbean be forgotten, the real work is just beginning.

  3. Vincent Campos:

    The U.S. Department of State remains in contact with our partners in the Caribbean to reduce the risk of supply disruptions.

  4. Frank Comito:

    About 70 percent of the Caribbean.

  5. Michael Bayley:

    Certainly some of the softness we see in Europe — the Caribbean is the beneficiary of that, a lot of people who were planning to go to Europe are going to the Caribbean and Alaska.

Images & Illustrations of Caribbean

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