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 (nē′vĭs, nĕv′ĭs)
One of the Leeward Islands of the eastern West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. Sighted by Columbus in 1493, it was colonized by the English after 1628 and is now part of St. Kitts and Nevis.


1. (Placename) an island in the Caribbean, part of St Kitts-Nevis; the volcanic cone of Nevis Peak, which rises to 1002 m (3287 ft), lies in the centre of the island. Capital: Charlestown. Pop: 11 181 (2001. Area: 129 sq km (50 sq miles)
2. (Placename) See Ben Nevis


(ˈni vɪs, ˈnɛv ɪs)

one of the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies: part of St. Kitts-Nevis; formerly a British colony. 9,428; 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km). Compare St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.
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Noun1.Nevis - one of the islands of Saint Christopher-NevisNevis - one of the islands of Saint Christopher-Nevis
Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Christopher-Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis - a country on several of the Leeward Islands; located to the east southeast of Puerto Rico; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1983
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This wild and unpredictable environment is part dictable environment is part of Caribbean island Nevis, the little sister of St Kitts.
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The United States established diplomatic relations with Saint Kitts and Nevis in 1983 following its independence from the United Kingdom.
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Four Seasons Hotels Inc, a Canada-based company that manages 80 luxury hotels and resorts in 30 countries, has announced reopening of the Four Seasons Resort Nevis in Nevis, West Indies.
Nevis Bakery, which opened the factory next to its former location in Annat, received almost GBP 70,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise to help fund the expansion.
The Cades Bay Soufriere is another geothermal curiosity on Nevis.