a group of islands (Inner Hebrides and Outer Hebrides ) off the W coast of and belonging to Scotland. About 2,900 sq. mi. (7,500 sq. km).
- Also called Western Islands.
- Heb·ri·de·an, He·brid·i·an, adjective
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How to use Hebrides in a sentence
Finding good wifi in the Outer Hebrides is about as common as finding someone between the ages of 18 and 30.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality | Noah Caldwell | September 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On some parts of the western coast of Scotland and in the Hebrides, sea-weed is the chief manure.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry | Thomas Anderson
In the New Hebrides there is a legend of seven winged women whose home was in heaven, and who came down to earth to bathe.The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
A sprinkling of dots is seen among the Eastern Hebrides, but not so many as one would expect.Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 445 | Various
Even among our own Hebrides the natives are said to look for an outbreak of "Strangers' Cold" after every visit of a ship.Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora | Edward Edwards
It was in the eighth year of their acquaintance that Johnson solaced his fatigue in the Hebrides by writing a Latin ode to her.Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale) (2nd ed.) (2 vols.) | Mrs. Hester Lynch Piozzi
British Dictionary definitions for Hebrides
the Hebrides a group of over 500 islands off the W coast of Scotland: separated by the North Minch, Little Minch, and the Sea of the Hebrides: the chief islands are Skye, Raasay, Rum, Eigg, Coll, Tiree, Mull, Jura, Colonsay, and Islay (Inner Hebrides), and Lewis with Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, and Barra (Outer Hebrides): Also known as: the Western Isles
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