Definition of Archipelago

1. Noun. A group of many islands in a large body of water.




Definition of Archipelago

1. n. The Grecian Archipelago, or Ægean Sea, separating Greece from Asia Minor. It is studded with a vast number of small islands.

Definition of Archipelago

1. Noun. A group of islands. ¹

2. Noun. Something scattered around like an archipelago. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Archipelago

1. [n -GOS or -GOES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Archipelago

archimagus
archimandrite
archimandrites
archimedes
archimime
archimimes
archimperialist
archimperialists
archin
archine
archines
arching
archings
archipallium
archipelagic
archipelago (current term)
archipelagoes
archipelagos
archiphonemic
archiptergyia
archipterygium
architect
architect's lien
architect's liens
architect's ruler
architected
architecting
architective
architectonic
architectonical

Literary usage of Archipelago

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1. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"CHAPTER XVH GALAPAGOS archipelago The whole Group Volcanic—Numbers of ... This archipelago consists of ten principal islands, of which five exceed the ..."

2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1860)
"The Indian archipelago is in the direct track of our numerous East Indiamen ... Since our active connection with the archipelago in, sufficient time appears ..."

3. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1863)
"archipelago. He had previously communicated valuable papers upon Borneo and other subjects, which were printed in the Transactions of the Society. ..."

4. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1900)
"Although the main motive of the expedition was the prosecution of zoological research in the deep waters of the archipelago, results of great value from a ..."

5. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"CHAPTER XVII GALAPAGOS archipelago The whole Group Volcanic—Numbers of ... This archipelago consists of ten i\ principal islands, of which five exceed the ..."

6. The Earth and Its Inhabitants by Élisée Reclus (1895)
"The inhabitants of Liu-kiu (Riu-kiu), being scattered over the numerous islands of the archipelago, are mostly concentrated in small villages lying on the ..."

7. A Descriptive Dictionary of the Indian Islands & Adjacent Countries by John Crawfurd (1856)
"The only Protestant native Christians of the archipelago of any account are the inhabitants of the Island of Amboyna, amounting to about 30000. ..."

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