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[brij-toun] /ˈbrɪdʒˌtaʊn/
a seaport on and the capital of Barbados, on the SW coast.


[bahr-bey-dohz, -dohs, -duh s] /bɑrˈbeɪ doʊz, -doʊs, -dəs/
an island in the E West Indies constituting an independent state in the Commonwealth of Nations: formerly a British colony. 166 sq. mi. (430 sq. km).
Capital: Bridgetown.
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[bahr-bey-dee-uh n] /bɑrˈbeɪ di ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for Bridgetown
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  • With the exception of one, who was provost-marshal, they were merchants of Bridgetown.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society
  • But to correct the sentiment he evoked a memory of what these Spaniards had performed in Bridgetown.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • In point of fact, Morris had begun to examine the mails with some anxiety for a letter postmarked Bridgetown.

    Abe and Mawruss Montague Glass
  • “But you have some kind of newspaper which circulates in Bridgetown,” I said.

    Meccania Owen Gregory
  • Let us come back to the circumstances of Bridgetown, Barbados, when the yellow fever broke out first in 1647.

  • What had I learnt of the industrial and social economy of Bridgetown?

    Meccania Owen Gregory
  • At Bridgetown there were no plunging tides, such as we watch on our own shores, to carry the filth out to sea.

  • The absence of life and bustle in the streets was as striking as in Bridgetown.

    Meccania Owen Gregory
  • Bridgetown is so-called for that a long bridge was made at first over a little nook of the sea, which was rather a bog than sea.

  • In this decision Blanche Bridgetown was largely influenced by her mother.

    The Man Who Rose Again Joseph Hocking
British Dictionary definitions for Bridgetown


the capital of Barbados, a port on the SW coast. Pop: 144 000 (2005 est)


/bɑːˈbeɪdəʊs; -dəʊz; -dɒs/
an island in the Caribbean, in the E Lesser Antilles: a British colony from 1628 to 1966, now an independent state within the Commonwealth. Language: English. Currency: Barbados dollar. Capital: Bridgetown. Pop: 288 725 (2013 est). Area: 430 sq km (166 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Bridgetown


probably from Portuguese las barbados "the bearded;" the island so called because vines or moss hung densely from the trees. An inhabitant was called a Barbadian (1732).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Bridgetown in Culture
Barbados [(bahr-bay-dohs, bahr-bay-dohz)]

Island republic in the easternmost West Indies in the Atlantic Ocean about three hundred miles north of Venezuela.

Note: Barbados is a member of the British Commonwealth and a popular resort area.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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