Caribbean Sea
geographical name arm of the Atlantic bounded on N & E by West Indies, on S by South America, & on W by Central America

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Caribbean Sea — An image of the Caribbean Sea The Caribbean Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean located in the tropics of the Western hemisphere. It is bounded by Mexico and Central America to the west and southwest, to the north by the …   Wikipedia

  • Caribbean Sea — the Caribbean Sea also the Caribbean the sea between Central America, South America, and the Caribbean islands, west of the Atlantic Ocean …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Caribbean Sea — part of the Atlantic, bounded by the West Indies, Central America, and the N coast of South America: 971,400 sq mi (2,515,916 sq km) …   English World dictionary

  • Caribbean Sea — a part of the Atlantic Ocean bounded by Central America, the West Indies, and South America. ab. 750,000 sq. mi. (1,943,000 sq. km); greatest known depth 22,788 ft. (6946 m). Also called Caribbean. * * * Arm of the Atlantic Ocean. It covers about …   Universalium

  • Caribbean Sea — noun an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf stream • Syn: ↑Caribbean • Instance Hypernyms: ↑sea • Part Meronyms: ↑Caribbean Island …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caribbean Sea — noun A tropical sea in the Western Hemisphere, part of the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Gulf of Mexico …   Wiktionary

  • CARIBBEAN SEA —    an inland sea of the Atlantic, lying between the Great Antilles and South America, subject to hurricanes; it corresponds to the Mediterranean in Europe, and is the turning point of the Gulf Stream …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Caribbean Sea — Car′ibbe′an Sea′ n. geg a part of the Atlantic Ocean bounded by Central America, the West Indies, and South America. ab. 750,000 sq. mi. (1,943,000 sq. km); greatest known depth 22,788 ft. (6946 m) …   From formal English to slang

  • Caribbean Sea — /kærəbiən ˈsi/ (say karuhbeeuhn see) noun a sea between Central America, the West Indies, and South America. About 2 500 000 km2; greatest known depth 7239 m …   Australian English dictionary

  • Caribbean Sea — part of the Atlantic betw. the West Indies and Central and South America …   Webster's Gazetteer

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