Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A country in the Windward Islands of the West Indies comprising the island of Grenada and the southern Grenadines. Originally inhabited by Arawaks, who were later driven out by Caribs, the island of Grenada was discovered by Columbus in 1498 and settled by the French in the mid-17th century. It became a British colony in 1783 and achieved independence in 1974. A coup in 1979 brought a Marxist government to power, and concern over Cuban influence led to an invasion by primarily U.S. troops in October 1983, after which democratic rule was restored. St. George's, on Grenada, is the capital and the largest city. Population: 90,000.

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  • proper n. A country in the Caribbean. Official name: Grenada.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an island state in the West Indies in the southeastern Caribbean Sea; an independent state within the British Commonwealth

Etymologies

After Granada in Spain. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Claimed to have seen combat in Grenada and traveled the world.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born speculative fiction writer who grew up in Grenada, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    February 2009

  • Reportedly participated in Grenada ( "guarded the governor's mansion").

    Heroes or Villains?

  • The only wars Republicans had initiated and won were Special Olympic events in Grenada (where Reagan needed to recover after 247 marines were blown up in Lbanon less than a week before) and the First Persian Gulf War.

    Highlights of the Sunday Shows - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • And last year in Grenada American boys charged into battle playing Wagner, a new generation aping the movies of Vietnam the way we aped the movies of World War 11, learning nothing, remembering nothing.

    Bush Rules

  • Did the Republicans send a bill to the medical students “trapped” in Grenada when Mr Reagan sent in the troops to rescue them?

    Think Progress » Right-Wing Attacks American Evacuees: ‘Ingrates,’ ‘Whining,’ ‘Spoiled-Rotten Little Children’

  • Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, on attempt to quantify success in Grenada: We need to stay away from this body count business.

    Think Progress

  • Because those engagements — in Grenada, Lebanon, Panama, Haiti, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and elsewhere — have no obvious connection with one another, politicians and the public usually discuss them as stand-alone cases.

    Blind Into Baghdad

  • I believe that these areas of focus, together with the fact that Grenada is one of the safest destinations in the entire Western Hemisphere, will have Grenada in a position of readiness to take advantage of the opportunities of the 21st century.

    Grenada: Readiness for the 21st Century

  • After having done this in Grenada, Panama and Somalia, I can identify with the bombardiers of World War Two.

    Michael J. Durant

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