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n. pl. Carib or Car·ibs
1. also Car·i·ban (kăr′ə-bən, kə-rē′bən) A member of a group of American Indian peoples of northern South America, the Lesser Antilles, and the eastern coast of Central America.
2. Any of the languages of the Carib.

[Spanish Caribe, from earlier Carib karibna, person, Carib.]

Car′ib adj.


npl -ibs or -ib
1. (Peoples) a member of a group of American Indian peoples of NE South America and the Lesser Antilles
2. (Languages) the family of languages spoken by these peoples
[C16: from Spanish Caribe, from Arawak]
ˈCariban adj


(ˈkær ɪb)

n., pl. -ibs, (esp. collectively) -ib for 1.
1. a member of an American Indian people that aboriginally inhabited parts of the Lesser Antilles and the South American coast from E Venezuela to the Amazon delta.
2. the Cariban language of these people.
[1545–55; < Sp caribe < Arawak]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Carib - a member of an American Indian peoples of northeastern South America and the Lesser AntillesCarib - a member of an American Indian peoples of northeastern South America and the Lesser Antilles
Amerindian, Native American - any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
2.Carib - the family of languages spoken by the Carib
American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, American Indian, Indian - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
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And the fact they will play England has boosted the coffers after they had already secured a deal for a share of a new pounds 900,000 sponsorship deal with Carib Brewery.
The influence is distracting, but it does seem to be a schoolboy crush: Anderson is more self-assured in paintings such as Welcome Series: Carib, 2005, a zingy interior interpenetrated with exterior views, mixing reflections of a cafe milieu (electric fans, banquettes, posters) with whitewashed architecture behind a stinging diamond-patterned grid that one takes for a window; the WELCOME written across it is presumably ironic, given that the work would seem to convey a divided mind-set, a soul nowhere at home.
Carib Chief Charles Williams told The Los Angeles Times that it reinforces a stereotype his people have had to endure for centuries.