Lesser Antilles


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Lesser Antilles: Windward Islands, Leeward Islands, Greater Antilles

Less·er Antilles

 (lĕs′ər)
An island group of the eastern West Indies extending in an arc from Aruba to the Virgin Islands.

Lesser Antilles

pl n
(Placename) the Lesser Antilles a group of islands in the Caribbean, including the Leeward Islands, the Windward Islands, Barbados, and the Netherlands Antilles. Formerly called: the Caribbees

An•til•les

(ænˈtɪl iz)

n.pl.
a chain of islands in the West Indies, divided into two parts, one including Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico (Greater Antilles), the other including a large arch of smaller islands to the SE and S (Lesser Antilles or Caribees).
An•til′le•an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lesser Antilles - a group of islands in the southeastern West IndiesLesser Antilles - a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies
Antilles - a group of islands in the West Indies
Netherlands Antilles - a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles just to the north of Venezuela that are administered by The Netherlands
Leeward Islands - a group of islands in the eastern West Indies
Windward Islands, Windward Isles - a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies; the southern part of the Lesser Antilles
Barbados - easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles to the north of Venezuela
References in periodicals archive ?
The English had begun to settle the most easterly of the Lesser Antilles in the 1620s and began to raise a variety of crops: tobacco, cotton, and high-value groceries such as ginger.
That depression was centered about 1,682 kilometers east of the Lesser Antilles and was moving north-northwest near 11 kph.
Erika left the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica in shambles after a direct hit there on Thursday as the storm raked the Lesser Antilles.
The Windward Islands in the southern range of the Lesser Antilles do not appear to have been occupied until the first centuries AD (Callaghan 2010; Fitzpatrick & Giovas 2011).
Not only is it not a comprehensive guide to the birds of the Lesser Antilles (the Lesser Antilles are over 700 km from the ABC islands), but it is not the first guide to these islands.
A direct eight-hour flight from London, Barbados is part of the Lesser Antilles and it's not a big place - 21 miles long and up to 14 miles wide.
6) in the Grenadines chain, Lesser Antilles, was serendipitous.
Gonzalo initially tracked through the Lesser Antilles, where four people were killed.
The second tropical system of the season formed far east of the Lesser Antilles island chain Monday, the National Hurricane Center's website shows.
Located amongst the eastern Lesser Antilles islands, Antigua is one of the Caribbean's more popular destinations - and at just 108 square miles, it can get pretty busy in peak season when hundreds of cruise ship daytrippers descend upon the island's capital, St.
In a related matter, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) marked the Day on Thursday by appointing renowned actor Ian Somerhalder as its Goodwill Ambassador during a ceremony held in Bridgetown, capital of Barbados, an island country in the Lesser Antilles covering an area of 167 square miles, to draw attention to the challenges Small Island Nations face because of Climate Change.
invicta is widespread in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the northern Lesser Antilles (see Davis et al.