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or Kau·a'i  (kou′ä-ē, kou-ī′)
An island of Hawaii northwest of Oahu. It was an independent royal domain when visited by Capt. James Cook in 1778 and became part of the kingdom of Hawaii in 1810.


(Placename) a volcanic island in NW Hawaii, northwest of Oahu. Chief town: Lihue. Pop (Kauai county): 60 747 (2003 est). Area (island): 1433 sq km (553 sq miles)


(ˌkɑ uˈɑ i, ˈkaʊ aɪ)

an island in NW Hawaii. 38,856; 558 sq. mi. (1445 sq. km).
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Noun1.Kauai - an island of Hawaii to the northwest of OahuKauai - an island of Hawaii to the northwest of Oahu
Hawaiian Islands, Sandwich Islands - a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific