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Barbados

[ bahr-bey-dohs, -duhs, -dohz ]

noun

  1. 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). : Bridgetown.


Barbados

/ -dəʊz; bɑːˈbeɪdəʊs; -dɒs /

noun

  1. 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)


Barbados

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


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Notes

Barbados is a member of the British Commonwealth and a popular resort area.

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Other Words From

  • Bar·ba·di·an [bahr-, bey, -dee-, uh, n], adjective noun

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Example Sentences

Last year, Barbados announced its intention to remove the Queen as its head of state to “fully leave our colonial past behind,” Prime Minister Mia Mottley said.

From Time

In May 2010, a group of mathematicians gathered at a small research institute in Barbados where they spent sunny days discussing math just a few dozen feet from the beach.

“How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House” is mostly set in Barbados during the sultry summer of 1984.

As far as my girlfriends, as far as a couple of early boyfriends I had, my mom had a boyfriend in New York around this time, in the late ’70s, who was from Barbados, his name was Otis.

From Ozy

Plans like the one in the Cayman Islands, which requires a minimum annual income of $100,000 to qualify, or Barbados, whose visa costs a hefty $2,000, aren’t feasible for many would-be remote workers.

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Your Congress is selling itself for $4 billion this year, which is roughly equivalent to the GDP of Barbados.

I should say that I surf in Barbados, just to see what happens in Season 5.

Their wages were paid in alcohol (rum from Barbados) and goods such as kettles and blankets.

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.

I was to carry the news to Barbados, so that it does not make any difference whether I reach Kingston two hours earlier or later.

However, the weather continued fine, and in five days after leaving Barbados they entered Kingston harbour.

Geologically the chief component rocks of Barbados consist of coral limestone and coral.

On 24th of May we embarked, the ship dropped with the current to Accra, and then sailed for Barbados.

The general aspect of Barbados is at first sight very beautiful.

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