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Faeroe Islands

or Far·oe Is·lands

plural noun
  1. a group of 21 islands in the N Atlantic between Great Britain and Iceland, belonging to Denmark but having extensive home rule. 540 sq. mi. (1400 sq. km). Capital: Torshavn.
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Also called Faer·oes, Faroes.Danish Faer·ö·er·ne [fer-œ-er-nuh] /fɛrˈœ ɛr nə/.
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Examples from the Web for faroes

Historical Examples

  • They were quite won over by this lively priest from the Faroes.

    Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)

    Charles Morris

  • I took a photograph at Thorshavn in the Faroes showing a modern whaling-vessel.

    Across Iceland

    William Bisiker

  • Damn it all, is the fellow going to escort us in to the Faroes?

  • But they had richer fields of enterprise than Greenland, Iceland, and the Faroes.

  • In the Faroes, they tar the ropes excessively; they are absolutely polished with tar.

    The Art of Travel

    Francis Galton

British Dictionary definitions for faroes


  1. a variant spelling of Faeroes
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