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.
- Bar·ba·di·an [bahr-bey-dee-uhn], /bɑrˈbeɪ di ən/, adjective, noun
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How to use Barbados in a sentence
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.How Meghan and Harry’s Interview Blew Open the Monarchy’s Troubled History With Race | Suyin Haynes | March 10, 2021 | 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.Mathematicians Set Numbers in Motion to Unlock Their Secrets | Kelsey Houston-Edwards | February 22, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
“How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House” is mostly set in Barbados during the sultry summer of 1984.‘How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House,’ by Cherie Jones, is a stunning debut | Hamilton Cain | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
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.
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.
Your Congress is selling itself for $4 billion this year, which is roughly equivalent to the GDP of Barbados.Time is Money: How to Fix Outrageous Political Spending | Jim Arkedis | November 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Melissa Leon | March 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.The Original Slave Colony: Barbados and Andrea Stuart’s ‘Sugar in the Blood’ | Eric Herschthal | January 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Barbados provided the blueprint for all future British slave settlements in the American South.The Original Slave Colony: Barbados and Andrea Stuart’s ‘Sugar in the Blood’ | Eric Herschthal | January 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.A Roving Commission | G. A. Henty
However, the weather continued fine, and in five days after leaving Barbados they entered Kingston harbour.A Roving Commission | G. A. Henty
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.
British Dictionary definitions for Barbados
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)
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Cultural definitions for Barbados
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