Virgin Islands of the United States
geographical name the W islands of the Virgin Islands group including St. Croix, St. John, & St. Thomas; a territory capital Charlotte Amalie (on St. Thomas Island) area 132 square miles (343 square kilometers), population 108,612 — see Danish West Indies

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  • Virgin Islands of the United States — A number of islands in the chain of islands separating the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico, the three largest of which are St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix, acquired by the United States from Denmark in 1917 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Virgin Islands of the United States — Vir′gin Is′lands of the Unit′ed States′ n. pl. geg a group of islands in the West Indies, including St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix: purchased from Denmark 1917. 110,000; 133 sq. mi. (345 sq. km) Cap.: Charlotte Amalie Formerly, Danish West… …   From formal English to slang

  • Virgin Islands of the United States — uninc. terr., Virgin Islands; 136 sq. mi.; pop. 107,000; cap. Charlotte Amalie …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Virgin Islands of the United States — a group of islands in the West Indies, including St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix: purchased from Denmark 1917. 96,569; 133 sq. mi. (345 sq. km). Cap.: Charlotte Amalie. Formerly, Danish West Indies …   Useful english dictionary

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