Definition of Caribbean

1. Noun. An arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf stream.

Exact synonyms: Caribbean Sea
Terms within: Caribbean Island
Generic synonyms: Sea

2. Noun. Region including the Caribbean Islands.

Definition of Caribbean

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Caribs, to their islands (the eastern and southern West Indies), or to the sea (called the Caribbean sea) lying between those islands and Central America.

Definition of Caribbean

1. 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). ¹

2. Proper noun. The Caribbean Sea ¹

3. Proper noun. 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) ¹

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Caribbean Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caribbean

Carex arenaria
Carex pseudocyperus
Carey Coombs murmur
Cariama cristata
Carib Indian
Caribbean (current term)
Caribbean Island
Caribbean Netherlands
Caribbean Sea
Caribbean language
Caribbean monk seal
Carica candamarencis glycosylated cysteine proteinase
Carica papaya

Literary usage of Caribbean

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Costa Rica Pocket Adventure Guide by Bruce Conord, June Conord (2006)
"Caribbean Coast Among the many natural blessings bestowed upon Costa Rica, one of the most precious is the lush Caribbean coast, an area of great natural ..."

2. Alcohol Use Among U. S. Ethnic Minorities edited by Danielle Spiegler (1993)
"The paper concludes with some general suggestions for an epidemiology of alcohol use that may further our knowledge of Caribbean Hispanic drinking. ..."

3. Commerce and Industry by Joseph Russell Smith (1916)
"GEOGRAPHY, CLIMATE, AND POPULATION The Caribbean Sea with the Greater Antilles on the north, the Lesser Antilles on the east, northern South America on the ..."

4. The Hispanic Nations of the New World: A Chronicle of Our Southern Neighbors by William R. Shepherd (1919)
"... big or little, in the western hemisphere did not always carry conviction to Spanish American ears. The smaller countries in and around the Caribbean ..."

5. History of the Huguenot Emigration to America by Charles Washington Baird (1885)
"These islands, twenty-eight in number, had been caribbean Passed by as insignificant, since their discovery islands, by Columbus in the year 1493. ..."

6. The History of the Unified Command Plan 1946-1993 by Ronald H. Cole (1996)
"No agreement was reached and controversy over command arrangements in the Middle East persisted throughout 1981.21 The Caribbean Basin and the First ..."

7. Security System Reform And Governance: A DAC Reference Document by OECD Staff, Development Assistance Committee, SourceOECD (Online service) (2005)
"Eastern Caribbean Regional Security System (RSS) The member countries of the Eastern Caribbean Regional Security System (RSS) - Antigua and Barbuda, ..."

8. Ocean and Inland Water Transportation by Emory Richard Johnson (1906)
"Although the traffic of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea—the two bodies of water which together are often called the American Mediterranean—may be ..."

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