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Word definitions for archipelago in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ Cornelius observed that freckles on her left cheek mapped out the Tuamotu archipelago of south-west Polynesia. ▪ Dili was the malai island of romance, the most beautiful spot in the archipelago . ▪ For the rest, the archipelago...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Archipelago \Ar`chi*pel"a*go\, n.; pl. -goes or -gos . [It. arcipelago, properly, chief sea; Gr. pref ? + ? sea, perh. akin to ? blow, and expressing the beating of the waves. See Plague .] The Grecian Archipelago, or [AE]gean Sea, separating Greece from...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A group of islands. 2 Something scattered around like an archipelago.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1500, from Italian arcipelago "the Aegean Sea" (13c.), from Greek arkhipelagos , from arkhi- "chief" (see archon ) + pelagos "sea" (see pelagic ). The Aegean Sea being full of island chains, the meaning was extended in Italian to "any sea studded with...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. a group of many islands in a large body of water [also: archipelagoes (pl)]
Word definitions in Wikipedia
An archipelago , sometimes called an island group or island chain , is a chain, cluster or collection of islands . The word archipelago is derived from the Greek ἄρχι- – arkhi- ("chief") and πέλαγος – pélagos ("sea") through the Italian arcipelago . In...
Usage examples of archipelago.
The really surprising fact in this case of the Galapagos Archipelago, and in a lesser degree in some analogous instances, is that the new species formed in the separate islands have not quickly spread to the other islands.
Academician Longway has been on several expeditions to the Archipelago, and he knows as much about primitives and ancient civilizations as any man on this planet.
Soders, where white snowfields faded up into foggy hills, Ged took the boat southward again, and now they entered waters where the great traders of the Archipelago never come, the outmost fringes of the Reach.
That probably means nothing to you, but it is another nation like Kalinda that sits beneath the Overdark and happens to be in a direct link between Chalidang in the west and an isolated volcanic archipelago in the middle of the ocean called Ochoa.
In the course of this summer the Venetians, who were also at war with the Turks, reduced Cyclut, a place of importance on the river Naranta, and made a conquest of the island of Scio in the Archipelago.
Withal, its influence has tended to narrow the discussion to the consideration of a single provincial and sectarian tradition, as if the usage of a part of the Christians of the southern end of one of the islands of the British archipelago had a sort of binding authority over the whole western continent.
High on the list is the southernmost chain of islands known as the Keys, where I live, and where only one road runs the length of the archipelago.
This is a remarkable passage from the Palatine manuscript, and is, I suppose, the earliest mention of the Sumpit or blow-pipe of the aborigines of the Archipelago.
He had gone west of north, the ship, swallowing up red amber and black pearls, jade, cloth, pelts, purple dye, and antique bronzes from the archipelagoes of Seema and Tinsen, before he turned for home.
By the ninth day one comes to the Wilderness, for this is what all men call the area separating the archipelagoes of Seema and Tinsen from the fertile regions of the central south.
Hanyad was traded from one end of the Archipelago to the other before Toe Faile secured him for Sain.
Thaddeus George, had painted a triptych that, when laid side by side, portrayed the entire archipelago, immortalized in oils at a time when everyone had had high hopes for the future.
Venetian traveller, visited far Cathay, following somewhat the itinerary of his predecessor, reaching however nearer to Australia than Marco Polo ever did, for, whereas the latter described the Australasian regions only from hearsay, the Franciscan Monk Odoric actually visited Java and some of the islands of the eastern Archipelago.
This was afterwards, through the influence of the Brahminical priestly caste, suppressed in India, but spread over other parts of Asia, to the islands of the Indian Archipelago, and also to China.
But first, until the month is out, I must fulfill my promise and take the young men, the pick of the young men, surveying the Chonos Archipelago: and before that we must fill the ship with stores.