Definition of Hebrides
1. Noun. A group of more than 500 islands off the western coast of Scotland.
Group relationships: Scotland
Terms within: Inner Hebrides, Outer Hebrides
Generic synonyms: Archipelago
Derivative terms: Hebridean
Definition of Hebrides
1. Proper noun. Collective name for the islands off the west coast of Scotland, divided into the Inner Hebrides and the Outer Hebrides. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Hebrides
1. A group of islands in the atlantic ocean west of scotland, comprising the outer hebrides and the inner hebrides. They were the scene of frequent incursions of scandinavian settlers from the 6th century a.d. They were ceded to scotland by norway in the 13th century. The origin of the name is uncertain. It is suggested that it is the result of a miscopying of the roman name ebudae or hebudae with ri for u. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Hebrides
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1887)
"Negotiations respecting the annexation of the New hebrides Islands to France were carried on between the British and French Governments in March. ..."
2. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1907)
"ANGLO-FRENCH CONVENTION RESPECTING THE NEW hebrides When the Anglo-French agreement of April 8 ... The question of the New hebrides is one of long standing. ..."
3. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1899)
"THE POWERS OF EVIL IN THE OUTER hebrides. BY MISS A. GOODRICH-FREER. IN presenting the following traditions I make no claim to offer anything which is new ..."
4. History of the Norwegian People by Knut Gjerset (1915)
"CLOSE OF His REIGN THE King Alexander II. of Scotland had manifested great desire to gain possession of the hebrides. He was even on the point of beginning ..."
5. Missionary Review of the World (1898)
"S. & P., FUTUNA, NEW hebrides. Missionary of the Free Church of Scotland. ... The New hebrides stretch NNW for 400 miles, from lat. 20° 10' to 14° 29' S., ..."
6. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1899)
"THE POWERS OF EVIL IN THE OUTER hebrides. ... soe hi the hebrides,” Saga Book of the Viking Club, 1898; ..."