- 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.
Examples from the Web for barbados
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November 3, 2014
I should say that I surf in Barbados, just to see what happens in Season 5.‘The Walking Dead’ Star Andrew Lincoln on the Terminus Cannibals Theory & Season Finale
March 31, 2014
Their wages were paid in alcohol (rum from Barbados) and goods such as kettles and blankets.The House that Slavery Built
July 16, 2013
Two-thirds of Sugar in the Blood consists of an impressively researched history of Barbados up until the last century.
Barbados provided the blueprint for all future British slave settlements in the American South.
Since you are so generous to my uncle, I shall be returning to Barbados with him.
"I have never deemed Barbados the earthly mirror of heaven," she confessed.
For, whatever it may have been to others, to us your raid upon Barbados was most opportune.
When you get down to Barbados, drop into the office of the biggest paper there.
If you're going to Barbados, you'll have to have it viséed by the British Consul.
- 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)
Word Origin and History for barbados
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).