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Meaning of "Caribbean" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CARIBBEAN

Caribbean  [ˌkærɪˈbiːən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CARIBBEAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Caribbean can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CARIBBEAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Caribbean

Caribbean

The Caribbean (/ˌkærɨˈbiːən/ or /kəˈrɪbiən/; Spanish: Caribe; Dutch: Caraïben (help·info); French: Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles) is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (some surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean), and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America. Situated largely on the Caribbean Plate, the region comprises more than 700 islands, islets, reefs, and cays. (See the list.) These islands generally form island arcs that delineate the eastern and northern edges of the Caribbean Sea. The Caribbean islands, consisting of the Greater Antilles on the north and the Lesser Antilles on the south and east (including the Leeward Antilles), are part of the somewhat larger West Indies grouping, which also includes the Lucayan Archipelago (comprising the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands) north of the Greater Antilles and Caribbean Sea.

Definition of Caribbean in the English dictionary

The first definition of Caribbean in the dictionary is of, or relating to, the Caribbean Sea and its islands. Other definition of Caribbean is of, or relating to, the Carib or any of their languages. Caribbean is also a member of any of the peoples inhabiting the islands of the Caribbean Sea, such as a West Indian or a Carib.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CARIBBEAN


Aegean
iːˈdʒiːən
aeon
ˈiːən
African-Caribbean
ˌæfrɪkənˌkærəˈbiːən
amoebaean
ˌæmɪˈbiːən
amoebean
ˌæmɪˈbiːən
Behan
ˈbiːən
chalybean
ˌkælɪˈbiːən
eon
ˈiːən
Fijian
fiːˈdʒiːən
Korean
kəˈriːən
lien
ˈliːən
Maccabean
ˌmækəˈbiːən
pantheon
pænˈθiːən
plebeian
pləˈbiːən
polyphloesboean
ˌpɒlɪfliːsˈbiːən
Sabaean
səˈbiːən
Sabean
səˈbiːən
scarabaean
ˌskærəˈbiːən
sien
ˈsiːən
Tupian
tuːˈpiːən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CARIBBEAN

Caria
cariacou
Carib
Cariban
Caribbean Sea
Caribbee bark
Caribbees
caribe
Cariboo
Cariboo Mountains
caribou
Caribou Inuit

WORDS THAT END LIKE CARIBBEAN

Afro-Caribbean
bean
black bean
broad bean
castor bean
fava bean
green bean
Indo-Caribbean
Jacobean
jelly bean
jellybean
jumping bean
locust bean
pinto bean
scarlet runner bean
soya bean
soybean
string bean
the Caribbean
tonka bean

Synonyms and antonyms of Caribbean in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Caribbean» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CARIBBEAN

Find out the translation of Caribbean to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Caribbean from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Caribbean» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

加勒比海的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

caribeño
570 millions of speakers

English

Caribbean
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कैरेबियाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كَارِيبِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

карибский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

relativo ao Caribe
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্যারিবিয়ান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Antilles
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Caribbean
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

karibisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カリブ海の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

카리브 해의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Karibia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc vùng biển Caribbean
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கரீபியன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॅरिबियन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Karayip
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

caraibico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

karaibski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

карибський
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Caraibe
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καραϊβικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Caribbean
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

karibisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

karibisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Caribbean

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CARIBBEAN»

The term «Caribbean» is very widely used and occupies the 6.124 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CARIBBEAN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Caribbean» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Caribbean» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Caribbean

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10 QUOTES WITH «CARIBBEAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Caribbean.
1
Elliott Abrams
The war on drugs is not being won, and it continues to threaten stability and democracy not only in the Andes but throughout the Caribbean as well, where tiny police and military forces are outclassed by the sophisticated equipment in the hands of traffickers passing through the region on the way to their market in this country.
2
Warren Christopher
Only two countries in this hemisphere are not democratic, but many countries in both Central and South America, and in the Caribbean, are really fragile democracies.
3
Steven Chu
I think the Caribbean countries face rising oceans and they face increase in the severity of hurricanes. This is something that is very, very scary to all of us. The island states in the world represent - I remember this number - one-half of 1 percent of the carbon emissions in the world. And they will - some of them will disappear.
4
Joseph Force Crater
I used my aviation contacts to open a travel agency. I used to book Caribbean flights.
5
David Crosby
I love voyaging - the longest has been 3,000 miles to Hawaii. I've also spent weeks all over the Caribbean.
6
Ester Dean
I'm universal. As much as I can get out a 'Firework' with Katy, I can get a 'Lil Freak' out with Usher. Or a 'Lay It Down' with Lloyd. I can get Caribbean as I did on 'Rio,' then go from there to working with No Doubt.
7
Katherine Dunham
My work has been much more Caribbean and eclectic. I am interested in people, and where they come from happens to have fallen within an area of Africa.
8
Jourdan Dunn
My favourite types of cuisine are Asian and Caribbean, and I love cooking new recipes for my family.
9
Jourdan Dunn
I love anything to do with cooking, from watching the Food Network to reading recipe books by Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and Levi Roots. My favourite types of cuisine are Asian and Caribbean, and I love cooking new recipes for my family.
10
Eliot Engel
The countless number of influential figures in American history who are of Caribbean heritage indicates the need to set aside a designated time to celebrate their contribution to our country.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CARIBBEAN»

Discover the use of Caribbean in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Caribbean and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Concise History of the Caribbean
Written in a lively and accessible style yet current with the most recent research, the book provides a compelling narrative of Caribbean history essential for students and visitors.
B. W. Higman, 2010
2
Caribbean Cultural Identities
Formerly listed as Cultural Identities in the Anglophone Caribbean, the essays in this volume examine the construction of cultural identities in the English-speaking Caribbean.
Glyne A. Griffith, 2001
3
Caribbean Currents: Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae
The classic introduction to the Caribbean's popular music brought up to date.
Peter Manuel, Kenneth Bilby, Michael Largey, 2012
4
Afro-Caribbean Religions: An Introduction to Their ...
A comprehensive introduction to the Caribbean's African-based religions.
Nathaniel Samuel Murrell, 2010
5
Agricultural Science for the Caribbean
Agricultural Science for the Caribbean is a well established and highly successful three year course for lower Secondary schools.
Ralph Persad, 2000
6
Creole Religions of the Caribbean: An Introduction from ...
This second edition updates the scholarship on the religions themselves and also expands the regional considerations of the Diaspora to the U. S. Latino community who are influenced by Creole spiritual practices.
Margarite Fernández Olmos, Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, 2011
7
Women, Gender and Development in the Caribbean: Reflections ...
This new volume [...] looks back over what has been achieved in the past 20 years, and foward to the issues and challenges still facing Caribbean men and women as their mutual relations continue to evolve in the context of changing ...
Pat Ellis, 2003
8
The Culture of Gender and Sexuality in the Caribbean
"A major contribution to the scholarship of gender and sexuality in the Caribbean.
Linden Lewis, 2003
9
Food Culture in the Caribbean
Understand the diverse Caribbean cultures and their history through their foodstuffs, cooking, typical meals, celebrations, and diet and health.
Lynn Marie Houston, 2005
10
Poverty Reduction and Human Development in the Caribbean: A ...
World Bank Discussion Paper No. 366.Despite impressive success in improving living conditions in many Caribbean countries, poverty still persists throughout the region.
Judy L. Baker, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CARIBBEAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Caribbean is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Europe used old list to name Caribbean countries as tax havens
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- The European Union has acknowledged that the list used to blacklist several Caribbean countries as tax ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
2
EU overtakes Caribbean migrants in UK
Caribbean nations -- the source of much of the UK's immigration in the 1950s and 1960s -- have dropped out of the top 10 completely. «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
3
Caribbean preparatory meeting for hurricane season
Aiming to strengthen the regional response system through clear coordination of roles and responsibilities during a hurricane or other ... «International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Jul 15»
4
Celebrating 10 Years of Caribbean Film, 2015 T+T Film Festival …
The 2015 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), which celebrates films from and about the Caribbean and its diaspora, as well as from world cinema, ... «Indie Wire, Jul 15»
5
Majesty of the Seas to remain in Royal Caribbean fleet
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. said it will upgrade and redeploy the Royal Caribbean brand's oldest ship, Majesty of the Seas. Currently doing ... «Travel Weekly, Jul 15»
6
Quotable Caribbean – July 5, 2015
The Caribbean's tourism market share and overall competitiveness is gradually being eroded as the perception is that the region's tourism ... «South Florida Caribbean News, Jul 15»
7
Haiti - Culture : Towards the creation of a Caribbean Carnival Network
Ms. Joan Dithny Raton, the Minister of Culture, at the head of a delegation composed in particular of Erol Josué, Director of the National Bureau ... «Haitilibre.com, Jul 15»
8
Caribbean cruise excursions: Are they worth it? Which ones should …
You and the family are taking that long-deserved Caribbean cruise (finally!) and now you want to know what to do when you get off the ship in ... «PennLive.com, Jul 15»
9
Miami Caribbean Code Brings Together Tech Leaders and …
Miami Caribbean Code (MC2) hosted its inaugural Regional Tech Summit on June 25 in Miami, where technology leaders and innovators ... «Haitian Times, Jul 15»
10
2015 Caribbean Dinghy Championships host announced
Caribbean teams will compete for the title of Caribbean Dinghy Champion in Club Nautico de San Juan (CNSJ), Puerto Rico on October 16-18, ... «Sail World, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Caribbean [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/caribbean>. Dec 2019 ».
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