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BARBADOS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Barbados mean? 

BARBADOS (noun)
  The noun BARBADOS has 2 senses:

1. a parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados; former British colony; a popular resort area
2. easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles north of Venezuela

  Familiarity information: BARBADOS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BARBADOS (noun)


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Meaning:

A parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados; former British colony; a popular resort area

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

country; land; state (the territory occupied by a nation)

Meronyms (parts of "Barbados"):

Bridgetown; capital of Barbados (capital of Barbados; a port city on the southwestern coast of Barbados)

Holonyms ("Barbados" is a part of...):

Caribbean (region including the Caribbean islands)

Barbados (easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles north of Venezuela)


Sense 2Barbados [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles north of Venezuela

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

island (a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water)

Meronyms (parts of "Barbados"):

Barbados (a parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados; former British colony; a popular resort area)

Meronyms (members of "Barbados"):

Barbadian (a native or inhabitant of Barbados)

Holonyms ("Barbados" is a part of...):

Caribees; Lesser Antilles (a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies)

Holonyms ("Barbados" is a member of...):

OAS; Organization of American States (an association of countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation)


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