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ˌhɪs pənˈyoʊ ləhis·pan·io·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hispaniola, Haiti, Haytinoun

    an island in the West Indies


  1. Hispaniolanoun

    An island in the Caribbean, comprising the nations of Haiti and the Dominican Republic

    Etymology: española, short for La Isla Española ("The Spanish Island").


  1. Hispaniola

    Hispaniola is a major Caribbean island comprising the two sovereign nations of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The island is located between Cuba to the west and Puerto Rico to the east. Hispaniola is the site of European colonies founded by Christopher Columbus on his voyages in 1492 and 1493. It is the tenth-most-populous island in the world, and the most populous in the Americas. It is the second largest island in the Caribbean and the 22nd-largest island in the world.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. hispaniola

    The largest island in the West Indies, with the exception of Cuba. It was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1495. Until 1665 Spain kept possession of the island; but in that year the French obtained a footing, and retained their position for upwards of a century and a quarter. In 1800 the independence of Hayti was proclaimed by the negro population, and the French finally quitted the island in 1803. Since that time various revolutions have occurred, and a kind of military elective government has prevailed under different leaders. In 1849 the former French portion of the island was proclaimed an empire under its president, Solouque, who took the title of Faustin I. The sable emperor was, however, deposed in 1858, and a republic was again proclaimed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hispaniola in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hispaniola in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of hispaniola in a Sentence

  1. Dan Kottlowski:

    Farther to the west, residents and interests on Hispaniola, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Bahamas and eastern Cuba should closely monitor the progression of Major Hurricane Irma.

  2. The NHC:

    Interests in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Hispaniola should monitor the progress of Dorian as watches could be required as early as later today.

  3. The NHC:

    We should have a better idea of how strong Hurricane Isaias will become near the US after reconnaissance aircraft sample the storm and after it passes Hispaniola later today.

  4. Rich Briggs:

    Hispaniola sits in a place where plates transition from smashing together to sliding past one another.

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    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    • A. abase
    • B. embellish
    • C. efface
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