Hebrides
geographical name islands W Scotland in the Atlantic, divided by Little Minch into Inner Hebrides (near the mainland) & Outer Hebrides (to NW) area 2900 square miles (7540 square kilometers), population 30,660 — see Lewis with Harris, Western IslesHebridean adjective or noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hebrides — Hébrides Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hébrides (homonymie). Hébrides Carte des Hébrides intérieures (en rouge) et extérieures (en …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hebrides — [heb′rə dēz΄] group of islands off the W coast of Scotland: they are divided into the Inner Hebrides, nearer the mainland, & the Outer Hebrides: c. 2,800 sq mi (7,252 sq km); pop. c. 80,000 Hebridean [heb′rədē′ən] adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Hébrides — (îles) ou Western Islands archipel de Grande Bretagne, formé d env. 500 îles (Lewis, Skye, etc.) ou îlots, proche de la côte N. O. de l écosse; 2 898 km²; 31 600 hab …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • HEBRIDES — insulae Albionis, orae Scotiae occiduae adiacentes. Primae Evangelii luce collustratae, Tertullian. Morer. Vide Ebuda …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Hebrides —    HEBRIDES, or Western Islands, a series of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, about 300 in number, of which 86 are inhabited; lying at various distances from the western coast of the Highlands; and chiefly pertaining to the counties of Argyll,… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Hebrides — originally Ebudae, Haebudes, of uncertain origin. Apparently a scribal error turned u into ri . The Norse name, Suðregar, Southern Islands, is relative to the Orkneys. Related: Hebridean …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hébrides — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hébrides (homonymie). Hébrides Na h Innse Gall (gd) Hebrides (en) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hebrides — The Hebrides (PronEng|ˈhɛbrɨˌdiːz HEB ri deez , Gaelic: Innse Gall ) comprise a widespread and diverse archipelago off the west coast of Scotland. There are two main groups, the Inner and Outer Hebrides. These islands have a long history of… …   Wikipedia

  • Hebrides — Hebridean, Hebridian, adj. /heb ri deez /, n. (used with a pl. v.) a group of islands (Inner Hebrides and Outer Hebrides) off the W coast of and belonging to Scotland. 29,615; ab. 2900 sq. mi. (7500 sq. km). Also called Western Islands. * * * or… …   Universalium

  • Hebrides — Heb|ri|des the Hebrides a group of islands off the west coast of Scotland, consisting of the ↑Inner Hebrides and ↑Outer Hebrides >Hebridean adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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