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or Kau·a'i  (kou′ä-ē, kou-ī′)
An island of Hawaii northwest of Oahu. It was an independent royal domain when visited by Capt. James Cook in 1778 and became part of the kingdom of Hawaii in 1810.


(Placename) a volcanic island in NW Hawaii, northwest of Oahu. Chief town: Lihue. Pop (Kauai county): 60 747 (2003 est). Area (island): 1433 sq km (553 sq miles)


(ˌkɑ uˈɑ i, ˈkaʊ aɪ)

an island in NW Hawaii. 38,856; 558 sq. mi. (1445 sq. km).
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Noun1.Kauai - an island of Hawaii to the northwest of OahuKauai - an island of Hawaii to the northwest of Oahu
Hawaiian Islands, Sandwich Islands - a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific
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While Iniki's driving rain and sustained winds of 130 miles per hour flattened houses and toppled telephone poles, they also destroyed vast stretches of dry forest on Kauai, says environmental entomologist Adam Asquith of the University of Hawaii's Kauai Research Station in Kapaa.
OTC BB: CPEU) today announced the signing of two discount energy purchase agreements in connection with the Sheraton Kauai Resort Hotel properties, which are owned and operated by a wholly owned subsidiary of Starwood[R] Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
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Kauai Marriott Resort in Kauai, in Hawaii, a Marriott International Inc (NYSE: MAR) property, has announced a new vacation package for members of the United Mileage Plus loyalty programme, operated by United Airlines, a US-based airline company.
Outrigger is expanding its presence on Oahu and Kauai in December and January.
The June 26, 2003, crash off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai occurred as atmospheric turbulence caused the outer wingtips of the highly flexible aircraft to bow abnormally high upward, causing the aircraft to become unstable.
With its 40,000 acres on Kauai spanning from Poipu to Hanamaulu, the company is actively involved in all aspects of landownership, from residential developing to agricultural land leasing.
Viewing the Na Pali Coast up close by inflatable craft Oldest, roughest, and greenest of the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai boasts a masterwork of erosion--the Na Pali Coast.
LIHUE, Hawaii -- Located on 25 lushly landscaped acres of Kauai's "Coconut Coast," the Kauai Beach Hotel & Resort officially became the Hilton Kauai Beach Resort today after the completion of an $18 million renovation.
The resort is offering 'Free for All Packages,' available for booking until October 6, 2011, and including an upgraded room, complimentary Internet access, and a complimentary round of golf for children, at the Kauai Lagoons Golf Club.
LIHUE, Kauai - It has been a stand-in for South America, Zaire, Australia, Vietnam and countless locales in the South Seas.
A former stuntwoman and animal trainer with a black belt in karate, Kanoho has also been the executive director of the Kauai Visitors Bureau (KVB) for the past five years.