Hebrides(redirected from Hebride)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Hebride: Inner Hebrides
Heb·ri·des(hĕb′rĭ-dēz′) also Western Isles
An island group of western and northwest Scotland in the Atlantic Ocean, divided into the Inner Hebrides, closer to the Scottish mainland, and the Outer Hebrides, to the northwest. Settled by ancient Celts, the islands lay under Norwegian rule from the 10th to the 13th century, when they were ceded by treaty to the Scots.
Heb′ri·de′an adj. & n.
(Placename) the Hebrides a group of over 500 islands off the W coast of Scotland: separated by the North Minch, Little Minch, and the Sea of the Hebrides: the chief islands are Skye, Raasay, Rum, Eigg, Coll, Tiree, Mull, Jura, Colonsay, and Islay (Inner Hebrides), and Lewis with Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, and Barra (Outer Hebrides). Also known as: the Western Isles
a group of islands (Inner Hebrides and Outer Hebrides) off the W coast of and belonging to Scotland. 29,615; ab. 2900 sq. mi. (7500 sq. km).Also called Western Isles.
Heb`ri•de′an, adj., n.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Hebrides - a group of more than 500 islands off the western coast of Scotland|
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
Inner Hebrides - islands between the Outer Hebrides and the western coast of Scotland
Outer Hebrides - a 130-mile long archipelago to the northwest of Scotland