Definition of The indies

1. Noun. The string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area.

Exact synonyms: West Indies
Examples of category: Obeah, Obi
Terms within: Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Antilles, French West Indies, Virgin Islands, Trinidad, Tobago, Bahama Islands, Bahamas, Commonwealth Of The Bahamas
Group relationships: Caribbean, Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean
Specialized synonyms: British West Indies
Generic synonyms: Archipelago
Member holonyms: Anguillan, West Indian



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Lexicographical Neighbors of The Indies

the Crane
the Depression
the English
the Fates
the Gloomy Dean
the Great Calamity
the Great Commoner
the Great Compromiser
the Great Depression
the Great Elector
the Great Hunger
the Great Starvation
the Green, White and Gold
the Hill
the Himalaya
the Indies
the Irish
the Irish Famine
the Iron Duke
the Jersey Lillie
the King of Swing
the Kingmaker
the Lady with the Lamp
the Little Corporal
the Nazarene
the Say Hey Kid
the Shiites
the Solent
the Street
the Sunnites

Literary usage of The indies

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1. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"for the permissions which are granted to foreigners to pass into the Indies, the tax shall be fixed by the chamber (of Indies) according to the importance ..."

2. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"... effects of those who die in the Indies was to be under the direction of Escoba and Juan de Leon, who were to pay the debts, if the executors had not, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Throughout his life he continued his claim to the office of viceroy of the Indies which had been conferred upon his father; and this kept him in a constant ..."

4. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"The settlement of the effects of those who die in the Indies was to be under the direction of Escoba and Juan de Leon, who were to pay the debts, ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"But 4000 of these now remain and the history of the Indies by him is also lost ... He. was given the title of admiral of the Indies, but in 1530 was obliged ..."

6. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"Those ships which, before the said cessation, shall have sailed from Ostend for the Indies, and whose names shall be declared in a certain list to ..."

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