Leeward Islands


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Lee·ward Islands

 (lē′wərd)
1. The northern group of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies, extending from the Virgin Islands southeast to Dominica. Inhabited by Caribs when Columbus visited them in 1493, the islands were hotly contested by the Spanish, French, and British in the 1600s and 1700s.
2. A chain of small islets of Hawaii in the central Pacific Ocean west-northwest of the main islands. The Leewards constitute a government bird sanctuary.

Leeward Islands

(ˈliːwəd)
pl n
1. (Placename) a group of islands in the Caribbean, in the N Lesser Antilles between Puerto Rico and Martinique
2. (Placename) a former British colony in the E Caribbean (1871–1956), consisting of Antigua, Barbuda, Redonda, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, Montserrat, and the British Virgin Islands
3. (Placename) a group of islands in the S Pacific, in French Polynesia in the W Society Archipelago: Huahiné, Raiatéa, Tahaa, Bora-Bora, and Maupiti. Pop: 30 221 (2002). French name: Îles sous le Vent

Lee′ward Is′lands

(ˈli wərd)
n.pl.
a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, near Puerto Rico.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Leeward Islands - a group of islands in the eastern West Indies
Antigua and Barbuda - a country in the northern Leeward Islands
Caribees, Lesser Antilles - a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies
Saint Maarten, Saint Martin, St. Maarten, St. Martin - an island in the western Leeward Islands; administered jointly by France and the Netherlands
Guadeloupe - an island territory of France located in the eastern West Indies; tourism is the major industry
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
Translations

Leeward Islands

pl the Leeward Islandsdie Inseln plüber dem Winde (von den Jungferninseln bis Trinidad)
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I had several men who died in my ship of calentures, so that I was forced to get recruits out of Barbadoes and the Leeward Islands, where I touched, by the direction of the merchants who employed me; which I had soon too much cause to repent: for I found afterwards, that most of them had been buccaneers.
Indeed, it was not much in my thoughts that we could be able to recover the ship; but my view was, that if they went away without the boat, I did not much question to make her again fit to carry as to the Leeward Islands, and call upon our friends the Spaniards in my way, for I had them still in my thoughts.
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The potential for a life-threatening storm surge, accompanied by large and destructive waves, has increased for the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico."
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