St. Vincent

  1. an island in the S Windward Islands, in the SE West Indies: part of the state of St. Vincent and the Grenadines; a member of the former West Indies Associated States. 133 sq. mi. (345 sq. km).
  2. a former British colony comprising this island and the N Grenadines.
  3. Cape, the SW tip of Portugal: naval battle 1797.


[vin-suh nt]
  1. Saint,died a.d. 304, Spanish martyr: patron saint of winegrowers.
  2. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “conquering.” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Word Origin and History for st. vincent


masc. proper name, from French, shortened from Latin Vincentius, from vincens "conquering," from vincere "to overcome" (see victor). The name of a 3c. martyr, it was introduced in England c.1200.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper