- 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.
Examples from the Web for bermudas
After this list was brought in there arrived a ship of Holand with 145 from the Bermudas.Colonial Records of Virginia
I always get the Bahamas mixed up with the Bermudas, anyway.A Jolly Fellowship
Frank R. Stockton
The captain's name was Savage, and he was bound for the Bermudas.The Wizard of the Sea
The Mediterranean, Helena, how blue it is—the Bermudas, how fine they are of a winter day!The Lady and the Pirate
The thing already had passed beyond the scope of the Bermudas.The White Invaders
Raymond King Cummings
- 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)
Word Origin and History for bermudas
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).