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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
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Shakespeare however, like Defoe, transposes his fact-based fictional island elsewhere, in this case off the coast of Tunisia, yet he cannot altogether avoid a factual reference to Bermuda, having the sprite Ariel refer to "the still vexed Bermoothes.