- one of the Windward Islands, in the E West Indies.
- an independent country comprising this island and the S Grenadines: a former British colony; gained independence 1974: scene of invasion by U.S. and Caribbean forces 1983. 133 sq. mi. (344 sq. km). Capital: St. George's.
- a town in central Mississippi.
Examples from the Web for grenada
He also acknowledged that “we have a legitimate national interest” in Grenada.
If that is the case, I fail to see how anyone can believe that Grenada posed no threat to our well-being.
In 2006, Taylor began installing his first major underwater construction in Grenada.Artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Are a Sight to Sea
April 7, 2014
When they received an incomprehensible cable from Grenada, they just ignored it.
Even so, Grenada had its little chapter in the history of global Communism, albeit the opposite of what Bishop had hoped.
We all know this, and yet we are all archbishops of Grenada.Olla Podrida
Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
In Grenada, my expectations, sanguine as they were, have been more than realized.
First he made war on Grenada, and this was the foundation of his power.
This subject is treated at some length by Luis of Grenada in his Sermons.Bible Animals;
J. G. Wood
Once south of Grenada, I take it, there will be no more danger.For Faith and Freedom
- an island state in the Caribbean, in the Windward Islands: formerly a British colony (1783–1967); since 1974 an independent state within the Commonwealth; occupied by US troops (1983–85); mainly agricultural. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: East Caribbean dollar. Capital: St George's. Pop: 109 590 (2013 est). Area: 344 sq km (133 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for grenada
W. Indies island, discovered by Columbus Aug, 15, 1498, and named by him Concepción, the place later was renamed for the old Spanish kingdom or city of Granada, which is said to be from Latin granatum "pomegranate," either from fruit grown in the region or from some fancied resemblance. Others connect the name to Moorish karnattah. The Roman name, Illiberis, is said to be Iberian and represent cognates of Basque hiri "town" + berri "new," and survive in the name of the surrounding Sierra Elvira.