[ ber-myoo-duh z ]
/ bərˈmyu dəz /

noun (used with a plural verb)

the Bermudas. Bermuda.
Informal. Bermuda shorts.

Definition for bermudas (2 of 2)

[ ber-myoo-duh ]
/ bərˈmyu də /


a group of islands in the Atlantic, 580 miles (935 km) E of North Carolina: a British colony; resort. 19 sq. mi. (49 sq. km). Capital: Hamilton.


Ber·mu·dan, Ber·mu·di·an [ber-myoo-dee-uh n] /bərˈmyu di ən/, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bermudas

/ (bəˈmjuːdə) /


a UK Overseas Territory consisting of a group of over 150 coral islands (the Bermudas) in the NW Atlantic: discovered in about 1503, colonized by the British by 1612, although not acquired by the British crown until 1684. Capital: Hamilton. Pop: 69 467 (2013 est). Area: 53 sq km (20 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for bermudas


Colony of Britain, made up of some three hundred coral islets and islands in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Cape Hatteras.

notes for Bermuda

Bermuda is a popular resort.

notes for Bermuda

A group of colonists on their way to Virginia in 1609 were shipwrecked in Bermuda; William Shakespeare based his play The Tempest on this incident.
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