Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

Andros

[an-druh s] /ˈæn drəs/
noun
1.
Sir Edmund, 1637–1714, British governor in the American colonies, 1686–89, 1692–98.
2.
the largest island in the Bahamas, in the W part of the group. 1600 sq. mi. (4144 sq. km).
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Andros
Historical Examples
  • He temporized and parleyed, but he thought again of Andros, and gave way.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • If Andros was peremptory, the Puritan councillors were obstructive.

    The Fathers of New England Charles M. Andrews
  • Andros consequently had a great deal of trouble in raising money.

    The Fathers of New England Charles M. Andrews
  • Andros's early impressions of what he saw were not flattering to the colony.

    The Fathers of New England Charles M. Andrews
  • You won't be able to carry this press of canvas after passing Andros.

    The Shellback's Progress Walter Runciman
  • Charles, you see the soldiers of Governor Andros at the State-house?

    The Witch of Salem John R. Musick
  • Under the smiles of Governor Andros, papists began to settle in the colony.

    The Witch of Salem John R. Musick
  • For want of something to do, I sat down and read the love poems by Andros.

    Saronia Richard Short
  • Governor Andros warned me that you would be stubborn and stiff-necked!

    The Tree That Saved Connecticut Henry Fisk Carlton
  • Yes, I have it with me, and when Andros demands it I shall have to produce it.

    The Tree That Saved Connecticut Henry Fisk Carlton
British Dictionary definitions for Andros

Andros

/ˈændrəs/
noun
1.
an island in the Aegean Sea, the northernmost of the Cyclades: long famous for wine. Capital: Andros. Pop: 10 009 (2001). Area: about 311 sq km (120 sq miles)
2.
an island in the N Caribbean, the largest of the Bahamas. Pop: 7686 (2000). Area: 4144 sq km (1600 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for andros

Word Value for Andros

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends