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Definitions for Trinidad
ˈtrɪn ɪˌdædtrinidad

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Trinidadnoun

    an island in West Indies just off the northeastern coast of Venezuela


  1. Trinidadnoun

    An island of the Caribbean and part of Trinidad and Tobago.

  2. Etymology: trinidad, named after the Holy Trinity by Columbus to fulfill a religious vow.


  1. Trinidad

    Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the two major islands of Trinidad and Tobago. The island lies 11 km (6.8 mi) off the northeastern coast of Venezuela and sits on the continental shelf of South America. It is often referred to as the southernmost island in the West Indies. With an area of 4,768 km2 (1,841 sq mi), it is also the fifth largest in the West Indies.


  1. trinidad

    Trinidad refers to the larger of the two main islands that make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, a country located in the Caribbean. It's known for its diverse culture, vibrant festivals such as Carnival, and rich natural resources. The capital of Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain, is located in Trinidad. The island is also significant for its petroleum and natural gas production.


  1. Trinidad

    Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the two major islands and numerous landforms which make up the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. It is the southernmost island in the Caribbean and lies just 11 km off the northeastern coast of Venezuela. With an area of 4,768 km² it is also the fifth largest in the West Indies. Many believe the original name for the island in the Arawaks' language was "Iëre" which meant "Land of the Humming Bird". Although there are indeed many hummingbird species in Trinidad and these birds might have had some spiritual significance to native peoples, some believe that "Iere" was actually a mispronunciation/corruption by early colonists of the Arawak word "Kairi" which simply means "Island". Christopher Columbus renamed it "La Isla de la Trinidad", fulfilling a vow he had made before setting out on his third voyage of exploration.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Trinidad

    the largest of the Windward Islands, and most southerly of the Antilles (q. v.), lies off the mouth of the Orinoco, 7 m. from the coast of Venezuela; is of great fertility, with a hot, humid, but not unhealthy climate; sugar, coffee, tobacco, and cocoa are the chief exports; a source of great wealth is a wonderful pitch lake which, despite the immense quantities annually taken from it, shows no perceptible diminution; inhabitants are mainly French; taken by the British in 1797, and forms, with Tobago, a crown colony; capital, Port of Spain.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. trinidad

    An island belonging to Great Britain, and the most southerly of the West India Islands. It is separated from the mainland (Venezuela) by the Gulf of Paria. Trinidad was discovered by Columbus in 1498; and first colonized by the Spaniards, in 1588. In 1676, the French possessed it for a short time, but it was speedily restored to Spain; and in 1797, it was captured by the British, who have retained it ever since.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Trinidad is ranked #2677 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Trinidad surname appeared 13,474 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Trinidad.

    76% or 10,248 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    17.1% or 2,305 total occurrences were Asian.
    4.8% or 647 total occurrences were White.
    1.2% or 168 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 92 total occurrences were Black.
    0.1% or 13 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trinidad in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trinidad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Trinidad in a Sentence

  1. Keith Rowley:

    Trinidad and Tobago from tomorrow would have a new government.

  2. Beauton Gilbow:

    I was singing along to a Trinidad James song, but completely understand how the video must appear in the context of the events that occurred this week.

  3. Paula Gopee-Scoon:

    This is of keen interest, not only to the Ministry of Trade and Industry but also to the intellectual property office of the Ministry of the Attorney General, and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. We all have an interest, trinidad and Tobago is our interest.

  4. David Pilgrim:

    I’m a multiracial black man. I have folks from Trinidad, Barbados, and Venezuela—you know, places that President Trump dismissed as shithole countries. When I first heard him use that term I thought he was talking about Indiana.”

  5. Marla Dukharan:

    We are blessed with collective Alzheimer's in Trinidad and Tobago.

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