Definition of Leeward Islands

1. Noun. A group of islands in the eastern West Indies.

Definition of Leeward Islands

1. Proper noun. The northern of the Lesser Antilles, consisting of the islands or nations of the Virgin Islands, Antigua, Saint Martin, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Sint Eustatius, Saba and Dominica ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leeward Islands

Lee Buck Trevino
Lee De Forest
Lee Harvey Oswald
Lee Krasner
Lee Trevino
Lee Yuen Kam
Leede-Rumpel phenomenon
Leeuwenhoek's canals
Leeward Islander
Leeward Islands (current term)
Left Bank
Legal's test
Legendre's sign
Legendre symbol

Literary usage of Leeward Islands

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1. Guide to the Materials for American History, to 1783 by Charles McLean Andrews (1912)
"Leeward Islands. 1691-1782. Original Correspondence with the Board of Trade. ... Former BT Leeward Islands 39, though of date later than 1783 and now ..."

2. Correspondence of William Pitt, when Secretary of State, with Colonial by William Pitt, Gertrude Selwyn Kimball, Great Britain Foreign Office (1906)
"Gov* of Barbados? and Gmf. of Leeward Islands* S1r, You will receive this Letter from Major Gen! Hopson,4 whom the King has appointed Commander in Chief of ..."

3. The history of England from the Revolution to the death of George the second by David Hume (1848)
"The same activity and resolution distinguished the captains and officers belonging to the squadron commanded by Sir James Douglas off the Leeward Islands ..."

4. Polynesian Researches, During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in the by William Ellis (1833)
"Return to Eimeo—Embarkation for the leeward islands—A night at sea—Appearance of the ... Soon after this the king sent a messenger to the leeward islands, ..."

5. Calendar of State Papers by Great Britain Public Record Office, John William Fortescue (1905)
"Leeward Islands, 64. pp. 471-472.] 691. Estimate of the value of Stephen ... Leeward Islands, 5. No. 102 ; and 45. pp. 226-227.] 692. ..."

6. The Old Colonial System, 1660-1754 by George Louis Beer (1913)
"CHAPTER VI BARBADOS AND THE Leeward Islands .•* * The sugar trade — Barbados's objections to the policy of enumeration -•— Futile attempt to raise the price ..."

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