Definition of West indies

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

Exact synonyms: The 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



Definition of West indies

1. Proper noun. The islands of the Caribbean sea. ¹

2. Proper noun. (cricket) A Federation of Caribbean states which, together with Guyana, play Test matches as if they were a single nation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of West indies

1. Islands lying between southeastern north america and northern south america, enclosing the caribbean sea. They comprise the greater antilles (cuba, dominican republic, haiti, jamaica, and puerto rico), the lesser antilles (antigua and the other leeward islands, barbados, martinique and the other windward islands, netherlands antilles, virgin islands of the united states, and the islands north of venezuela which include trinidad and tobago), and the bahamas. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of West Indies

weskit
weskits
wesleyan
wesleyanism
wessand
wessands
wesselsite
west-central
west-northwest
west-southwest
west by north
west by south
west coast hemlock
west indian
west indies (current term)
west nile fever
west nile virus
west northwest
west side
west southwest
west wind
westbound
wested
westen
wester
westered
westering
westerlies
westerliness

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