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Ber·mu·da

 (bər-myo͞o′də)
A self-governing British colony comprising about 300 coral islands in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Cape Hatteras. The first settlement was made in 1609 by British colonists shipwrecked on their way to Virginia. Tourism and international finance are crucial to its economy. Hamilton, on Bermuda Island, the largest in the archipelago, is the capital.

Ber·mu′di·an, Ber·mu′dan adj. & n.

Bermuda

(bəˈmjuːdə)
n
(Placename) a UK Overseas Territory consisting of a group of over 150 coral islands (the Bermudas) in the NW Atlantic: discovered in about 1503, colonized by the British by 1612, although not acquired by the British crown until 1684. Capital: Hamilton. Pop: 69 467 (2013 est). Area: 53 sq km (20 sq miles)

Ber•mu•da

(bərˈmyu də)

n.
a group of islands in the Atlantic, 580 mi. (935 km) E of North Carolina: a British colony; resort. 62,569; 20 sq. mi. (53 sq. km). Cap.: Hamilton.
Ber•mu′dan, Ber•mu′di•an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bermuda - a group of islands in the Atlantic off the Carolina coastBermuda - a group of islands in the Atlantic off the Carolina coast; British colony; a popular resort
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
Bermudan, Bermudian - a native or inhabitant of Bermuda
Translations

Bermuda

[bɜːˈmjuːdə]
A. Nlas Bermudas
B. CPD Bermuda shorts NPLbermudas fpl
the Bermuda Triangle Nel triángulo de las Bermudas

Bermuda

[bərˈmjuːdə] nles Bermudes fplBermuda shorts nplbermuda m

Bermuda

nBermuda nt (form rare); the Bermudasdie Bermudas pl, → die Bermudainseln pl; to go to Bermudaauf die Bermudas fahren

Bermuda

[bɜːˈmjuːdə] n the Bermudasle Bermude
References in classic literature ?
We do not call Bermuda or Bahama, you know, the West Indies.
Good has come out of evil, however, for the barmaid, finding from the papers that he is in serious trouble and likely to be hanged, has thrown him over utterly and has written to him to say that she has a husband already in the Bermuda Dockyard, so that there is really no tie between them.
A call will be made at Bermuda, which lies directly in this route homeward, and will be reached in about ten days from Madeira, and after spending a short time with our friends the Bermudians, the final departure will be made for home, which will be reached in about three days.
Thence to Java, loading sugar for Marseilles, and back along the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, and on to Baltimore, down to her marks with crome ore, buffeted by hurricanes, short again of bunker coal and calling at Bermuda to replenish.
So that these two islands of Bermuda and Madeira have been stocked by birds, which for long ages have struggled together in their former homes, and have become mutually adapted to each other; and when settled in their new homes, each kind will have been kept by the others to their proper places and habits, and will consequently have been little liable to modification.
Bats have been seen wandering by day far over the Atlantic Ocean; and two North American species either regularly or occasionally visit Bermuda, at the distance of 600 miles from the mainland.
Lord Bathurst told me that the members of the Scriblerus club being met at his house at dinner, they agreed to rally Berkeley, who was also his guest, on his scheme at Bermudas.
Just when submarine activities ended we do not know but the last vessel of this type sighted by a Pan-American merchantman was the huge Q 138, which discharged twenty-nine torpedoes at a Brazilian tank steamer off the Bermudas in the fall of
I have heard that a rock near the Bermudas, lying many miles out at sea, and at a considerable depth, was first discovered by the circumstance of fish having been observed in the neighbourhood.
Figures recently released by the Bermuda Insurance Supervisor and a common sense update of those figures suggests that Bermuda might today be approaching three times the capacity of Lloyd's.
He said to me that contrary to rumor, Bermuda isn't just for honeymooners, it's for lovers--of a good time that is--from beachcombers, golfers, fishermen (and women) to snorklers and divers, tennis players and adventurers.
This Tax Information Exchange Agreement marks Bermuda's 25thagreement to be signed by Bermuda.