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An island of Trinidad and Tobago in the Atlantic Ocean off northeast Venezuela. The island was inhabited by Arawaks when Columbus claimed it for Spain in 1498. A Spanish possession for the next three centuries, it was largely neglected by Spain and was a frequent target for Dutch, French, and British buccaneers. Seized by Great Britain in 1797, Trinidad was later joined with Tobago to form the colony of Trinidad and Tobago (1898).

Trin′i·dad′i·an adj. & n.


(Placename) an island in the West Indies, off the NE coast of Venezuela: colonized by the Spanish in the 17th century and ceded to Britain in 1802; joined with Tobago in 1888 as a British colony; now part of the independent republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Pop: 1 208 282 (2000)


(ˈtrɪn ɪˌdæd)

an island in the SE West Indies, off the NE coast of Venezuela: formerly a British colony, now part of Trinidad and Tobago. 1,198,000; 1864 sq. mi. (4828 sq. km).
Trin`i•da′di•an (-ˈdeɪ di ən, -ˈdæd i-) adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Trinidad - an island in West Indies just off the northeastern coast of VenezuelaTrinidad - an island in West Indies just off the northeastern coast of Venezuela
the Indies, West Indies - the string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago - an island republic in the West Indies off the northeastern coast of Venezuela; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
capital of Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain, Port-of-Spain - the capital and largest city of Trinidad and Tobago on the west coast of the island of Trinidad


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I've seen his top-sails with these eyes, off Trinidad, and the cowardly son of a rum-puncheon that I sailed with put back--put back, sir, into Port of Spain."
and NW., was the great island Trinidad, on the north point of the mouth of the river.
In short, I visited several of these islands to no purpose; some I found were inhabited, and some were not; on one of them I found some Spaniards, and thought they had lived there; but speaking with them, found they had a sloop lying in a small creek hard by, and came thither to make salt, and to catch some pearl-mussels if they could; but that they belonged to the Isle de Trinidad, which lay farther north, in the latitude of 10 and 11 degrees.
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