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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.

Hebrides

(ˈhɛbrɪˌdiːz)
pl 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

Heb•ri•des

(ˈhɛb rɪˌdiz)

n.pl.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hebrides - a group of more than 500 islands off the western coast of ScotlandHebrides - 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
Translations

Hebrides

[ˈhebrɪdiːz] NPLHébridas fpl
see also outer

Hebrides

[ˈhɛbrɪdiːz] n
the Hebrides → les Hébrides fpl

Hebrides

plHebriden pl

Hebrides

[ˈhɛbrɪˌdiːz] npl the Hebridesle Ebridi
References in classic literature ?
On the 25th of December the Nautilus sailed into the midst of the New Hebrides, discovered by Quiros in 1606, and that Bougainville explored in 1768, and to which Cook gave its present name in 1773.
Patrick, passed close to Tikopia, one of the New Hebrides.
All through the New Hebrides and the Solomons and up among the atolls on the Line, during this period under a tropic sun, rotten with malaria, and suffering from a few minor afflictions such as Biblical leprosy with the silvery skin, I did the work of five men.
Did your grandfather ever visit the Hebrides, Katharine?
Where the Northern Ocean, in vast whirls, Boils round the naked, melancholy isles Of farthest Thule; and the Atlantic surge Pours in among the stormy Hebrides.
What in the Hebrides and other places, where the Sight is a cult--a belief--is called 'the doom'-- the court from which there is no appeal.
But he traveled in a more comfortable manner, and his journey was a much longer one, for he went as far as the Hebrides.
Indeed it appears from Boswell's account that they were personally together, all told, only during a total of one hundred and eighty days at intermittent intervals, plus a hundred more continuously when in 1773 they went on a tour to the Hebrides.
I remember one, a calcined Scotchman from the New Hebrides.
We blackbirded from the New Hebrides and the Line Islands over to the westward clear through the Louisades, New Britain, New Ireland, and New Hanover.
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MANCUNIANS will be able to fly direct to the Outer Hebrides next summer.