Falkland Islands


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Falk·land Islands

 (fôk′lənd, fôlk′-) In Spanish Is·las Mal·vi·nas (ēs′läs mäl-vē′näs)
A group of islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean east of the Strait of Magellan. Controlled by Great Britain since the 1830s, the islands are also claimed by Argentina and were occupied briefly by Argentinian troops in 1982 before being reoccupied by British forces.

Falkland Islands

(ˈfɔːlklənd)
pl n
(Placename) a group of over 100 islands in the S Atlantic: a UK Overseas Territory; invaded by Argentina, who had long laid claim to the islands, on 2 April 1982; recaptured by a British expeditionary force on 14 June 1982. Chief town: Stanley. Pop: 3140 (2008 est). Area: about 12 200 sq km (4700 sq miles). Spanish name: Islas Malvinas

Falk′land Is′lands

(ˈfɔk lənd)
n.pl.
a group of islands in the S W Atlantic, E of Argentina, constituting a self-governing British colony. 2374; 4618 sq. mi. (11,961 sq. km). Cap.: Stanley. Spanish, Islas Malvinas.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Falkland Islands - a group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of ArgentinaFalkland Islands - a group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of Argentina; a British Crown Colony
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
Translations
Falklandinseln
Falklandinsaaret
îles FalklandMalouines
Falkland-szigetek
Falklandsøyene
FalklandyMalwiny
Falklandsöarna
Falkland Adaları

Falkland Islands

[ˈfɔːlkləndˌaɪləndz] Falklands [ˈfɔːlkləndz] NPL(Islas fpl) Malvinas fpl

Falkland Islands

, Falklands
plFalklandinseln pl

Falkland Islands

[ˈfɔːlkləndˌaɪləndz] Falklands [ˈfɔːlkləndz] npl the Falkland Islands or Falklandsle isole fpl Falkland, le isole Malvine
References in classic literature ?
- Ship Fare.- A Labrador Veteran- Literary Clerks.- Curious Travellers.- Robinson Crusoe's Island.- Quarter-Deck Quarrels.- Falkland Islands.- A Wild-Goose Chase.- Port Egmont.- Epitaph Hunting.- Old Mortality- Penguin Shooting.- Sportsmen Left in the Lurch.-A Hard Pull.- Further Altercations.- Arrival at Owyhee.
On the fourth of December they came in sight of the Falkland Islands. Having been for some time on an allowance of water, it was resolved to anchor here and obtain a supply.
'Under this act,' the Shop-lifting Act, 'one Mary Jones was executed, whose case I shall just mention; it was at the time when press warrants were issued, on the alarm about Falkland Islands. The woman's husband was pressed, their goods seized for some debts of his, and she, with two small children, turned into the streets a-begging.
But even the rule, if confined to South America, of trees flourishing only in a climate rendered humid by rain-bearing winds, has a strongly marked exception in the case of the Falkland Islands. These islands, situated in the same latitude with Tierra del Fuego and only between two and three hundred miles distant from it, having a nearly similar climate, with a geological formation almost identical, with favourable situations and the same kind of peaty soil, yet can boast of few plants deserving even the title of bushes; whilst in Tierra del Fuego it is impossible to find an acre of land not covered by the densest forest.
The Falkland Islands, which are inhabited by a wolf-like fox, come nearest to an exception; but this group cannot be considered as oceanic, as it lies on a bank connected with the mainland; moreover, icebergs formerly brought boulders to its western shores, and they may have formerly transported foxes, as so frequently now happens in the arctic regions.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: "The UK has no doubt about its sovereignty over the Falkland Islands and surrounding maritime areas, nor about the Falkland Islanders' right to decide their own future.
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 21, 2015-AAR gets 10-year contract in Falkland Islands from UK defence ministry
COMEDIAN Jim Davidson was said to be "delighted" after being told he will face no further action over an alleged historic sex offence in the Falkland Islands.
THE Falkland Islands will hold a public day of mourning on Wednesday as a mark of respect on the day of Baroness Thatcher's funeral.
Summary: Prime Minister David Cameron disagrees with the new pope, Francis I, over his accusation that Britain has "usurped the Falkland Islands."
The head of a delegation of lawmakers from the Falkland Islands is in the U.S.

Full browser ?