American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The capital of Barbados, in the West Indies. It was founded by the British in 1628. Population: 98,500.
- n. The capital of Barbados.
- n. A town in Devon, UK.
- n. A town in Western Australia.
- n. A town in Nova Scotia, Canada.
- n. A town in Ohio, US.
- n. capital of Barbados; a port city on the southwestern coast of Barbados
“But you walk into T.J. Maxx in Bridgetown and it's like Christmas in there.”
“The main highway near Bridgetown is cluttered with auto dealerships, squat office buildings, and boxy gas stations, and the low coastal hills are dotted with red-tile-roofed mini-estates corralled in tidy subdivisions.”
“Speaking of bridges, it IS known as Bridgetown – 12 to be exact!”
“He leased out the family sugar plantation and settled in an area called Bridgetown, where he established himself as a credit agent for other sugar planters.”
“Coming to the curve and turning up the second half of the boomerang, we are almost immediately in Bridge-street, a name well known in the famine time; not for anything very peculiar to itself, but because it leads directly to the suburb known as Bridgetown, in which the poorest inhabitants resided, and where the famine revelled -- hideous, appalling, and triumphant.”
“Contrasted are the fortunes of wealthy white owner at the former British garrison and his poorer black counterpart as they ready horses for action at the six furlong-long course in the Barbadian capital, Bridgetown.”
“The Bridgetown weather held up India's attempts to establish a first-innings lead in the second Test as West Indies reached stumps on a rain-depleted second day at the Kensington Oval on 98 for five.”
“When Chávez sent liquefied petroleum gas to the government of Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, the American Embassy in Bridgetown remarked that the timing of the shipments, the first of which arrived just prior to St. Vincent's December 2005 general election, led to speculation that they were also intended to shore up the electoral prospects of the PM.”
“Speaking over breakfast at the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Ourisman pressed Gonsalves on his country's recent participation in ChÃ¡vez's Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas or ALBA summit in Caracas.”
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