Definition of Antigua
1. Noun. The largest of the islands comprising Antigua and Barbuda.
Generic synonyms: Island
Member holonyms: Antiguan
Derivative terms: Antiguan
Definition of Antigua
1. Proper noun. The largest island of the nation of Antigua and Barbuda, in the Caribbean ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Antigua
1. An island in the lesser antilles, one of the leeward islands. With barbuda and redonda, an uninhabited island, it constitutes the independent state of antigua and barbuda. Its capital is st. Johns. It was discovered by columbus in 1493, settled by the english in 1632, occupied by the french in 1666, returned to the british in 1667, became self-governing in 1967 and independent in 1981. It was named by columbus after the church of santa maria la antigua (st. Mary the ancient) in seville. (12 Dec 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Antigua
Literary usage of Antigua
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1858)
"Excursion to La antigua and the Pacific Ocean.—San Lucas. ... ON Tuesday, the seventeenth of December, I set out on an excursion to La antigua ..."
2. The History of Printing in America: With a Biography of Printers, and an by Isaiah Thomas (1874)
"It was at St. John that he first began business, and published a newspaper, entitled The antigua Gazette. Mecom continued this publication six or seven ..."
3. Impressions and Experiences of the West Indies and North America in 1849 by Robert Baird (1850)
"... IN antigua—SOUP HOUSE IN ST JOHN'S—EARTHQUAKE OF 1843 —HURRICANE OF 1848—NEGROES, AND THEIR SAYINGS. IT was with much regret, ..."
4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"GG COATES, ROBERT (1772-1848), actor, generally known as ROMEO COAXES, was born in the island of antigua in 1772. His father, Alexander Coates, ..."
5. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"In July, Mr. Park arrived at antigua, to succeed Sir William Mathews as governor. ... The population of antigua was 2892 12892 Montserrat 1545 3570 Nevis ..."
6. The West Indies, Enslaved and Free: A Concise Account of the Islands and by William Moister (1883)
"EXPLANATORY OBSERVATIONS — antigua — MONTSERRAT — DOMINICA— ST. ... antigua. The beautiful and fertile island of antigua occupies a central and commanding ..."
7. History of Central America by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1886)
"Meanwhile we behold evolved from the factions of antigua two notable ... 'When Diego de Nicuesa embarked to assume command at antigua, he left in the ..."
8. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"At antigua they had several good meetings, to which there was a great resort of people; and many were convinced. But when they went to Nevis the governor, ..."