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Bermuda

[ber-myoo-duh]
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noun
  1. a group of islands in the Atlantic, 580 miles (935 km) E of North Carolina: a British colony; resort. 19 sq. mi. (49 sq. km). Capital: Hamilton.
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Related formsBer·mu·dan, Ber·mu·di·an [ber-myoo-dee-uh n] /bərˈmyu di ən/, adjective, noun
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  • Miss Baker talked persistently about Bermuda; as if my exile had ever been a possibility!

  • Our passage from Para was good until the brig reached the latitude of Bermuda.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • This Tibbets was not the man who had been sent to Bermuda with me, but another of the same name.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The brig must have been about a day's run to the southward of Bermuda.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • If Losch is in Bermuda at present we'll reach him by tele-stat right now!


British Dictionary definitions for bermuda

Bermuda

noun
  1. a UK Overseas Territory consisting of a group of over 150 coral islands (the Bermudas) in the NW Atlantic: discovered in about 1503, colonized by the British by 1612, although not acquired by the British crown until 1684. Capital: Hamilton. Pop: 69 467 (2013 est). Area: 53 sq km (20 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for bermuda

Bermuda

Atlantic island, named for Spanish explorer Juan de Bermudez (d.1570), who discovered it c.1515. Bermuda shorts first attested 1946 (in "The Princeton Alumni Weekly"), from the type of garb worn by U.S. tourists there. Bermuda triangle in the supernatural sense was popular from 1972. As the adjective form, Bermudian (1777) holds seniority over Bermudan (1895).

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bermuda in Culture

Bermuda

Colony of Britain, made up of some three hundred coral islets and islands in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Cape Hatteras.

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Note

Bermuda is a popular resort.

Note

A group of colonists on their way to Virginia in 1609 were shipwrecked in Bermuda; William Shakespeare based his play The Tempest on this incident.
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