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  1. one of the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies. 108 sq. mi. (280 sq. km).
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Related formsAn·ti·guan, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples of antiguan

  • Far and away the most popular of the Park speakers was the Antiguan.

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  • Having endeavoured to give the Antiguan definition of lumber, I will now proceed to describe the yard.

  • The next place we entered was one more suited to a hyperborean climate than an Antiguan noondaya blacksmiths shop.

  • One of the Antiguan magistrates related to me the following circumstance, which had recently occurred.

  • The glittering throng at Almacks cannot outvie in dress with the glittering throng at an Antiguan negro ball.

British Dictionary definitions for antiguan


  1. of or relating to Antigua or its inhabitants
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  1. a native or inhabitant of Antigua
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  1. 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)
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Word Origin and History for antiguan


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.

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