- one of the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies. 108 sq. mi. (280 sq. km).
Examples from the Web for antigua
Despite competing claims made by the British government and nearby Antigua, the rock island maintained its sovereignty.So You Want to Rule a Kingdom? A Wacky History of One-Man Nations
July 17, 2014
So, next winter, skip Punta Cana and Cancun, and head to Antigua.There Are Bugs in Your Coffee and Other Things I Learned in Antigua, Guatemala
January 10, 2014
Were there any crazy stories filming in Sri Lanka and Antigua for Rio?
Simon: We filmed three music videos in Sri Lanka and two in Antigua, so five in total.
They are currently in Antigua Barbuda, the last country the couple will visit before returning to the United Kingdom.Edward Who?
March 7, 2012
His company was sent to break up a band of guerilla rancheros at Antigua.The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
Balboa sent an expedition to rescue them and brought them down to Antigua.South American Fights and Fighters</p>
Cyrus Townsend Brady
There was a young bride of Antigua, who said to her mate, 'What a pig you are!'Jill the Reckless
P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
Antigua, the seat of the present colonial government, is the most important.The Colonies 1492-1750
Reuben Gold Thwaites
Instead of cash we gave them a chorus of "Antigua, antigua."Poor Folk in Spain
- an island in the Caribbean, one of the Leeward Islands: a British colony, with its dependency Barbuda, until 1967, when it became a British associated state; it became independent in 1981 as part of the state of Antigua and Barbuda. Area: 279 sq km (108 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for antigua
Caribbean island, from Spanish fem. of antiguo, literally "ancient, antique" (see antique); discovered by Columbus in 1493 and named by him for the church of Santa Maria la Antigua ("Old St. Mary's") in Seville.