[ skout-n ]
/ ˈskaʊt n /
Save This Word!
noun (used with a plural verb)
a group of islands belonging to Papua New Guinea, in the Pacific Oceans, off the N coast of New Guinea.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Words nearby Schouten Islands
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
British Dictionary definitions for Schouten Islands
/ (ˈʃaʊtən) /
a group of islands in the Pacific, off the N coast of Papua New Guinea. Area: 3185 sq km (1230 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012