Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A country of Central America on the Caribbean Sea. Originally inhabited by the Maya, the region was settled by the British beginning in 1638 and was established as the crown colony of British Honduras in 1862. It became self-governing in 1964, adopted the name Belize in 1973, and gained independence in 1981. Belmopan is the capital.
  • The largest city of Belize, in the eastern part of the country on the Caribbean Sea at the mouth of the Belize River. It was devastated by a hurricane in 1961. The capital was moved from here to Belmopan in 1970.

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  • proper noun An English-speaking country in Central America, formerly called British Honduras. Official name: Belize. The capital is Belmopan, and the chief seaport is Belize City.

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  • noun a country on the northeastern coast of Central America on the Caribbean; formerly under British control

Etymologies

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Spanish transcription of Wallace after a buccaneer's surname, or Mayan beliz ("muddy water")

Examples

  • CAYE CAULKER, BELIZE: You can reach Caye Caulker, just off the coast of Belize, by water taxi from Belize City or San Pedro, or by a 10-minute flight from either Belize International Airport or Belize City Municipal Airstrip.

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  • BELIZE - On the east cost of Central America, Belize is the heart of the Caribbean and a popular destination for private jet travel.

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  • BELIZE - On the east cost of Central America, Belize is the heart of the Caribbean and a popular destination for private jet travel:.

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  • CAYE CAULKER, BELIZE: You can reach Caye Caulker, just off the coast of Belize, by water taxi from Belize City or San Pedro, or by a 10-minute flight from either Belize International Airport or Belize City Municipal Airstrip.

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  • CAYE CAULKER, BELIZE: You can reach Caye Caulker, just off the coast of Belize, by water taxi from Belize City or San Pedro, or by a 10-minute flight from either Belize International Airport or Belize City Municipal Airstrip.

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  • One of the things I noticed in Belize is that the only beer on tap anywhere we went was Beliken (the local beer) and Guinness!

    What do you miss the most, living in Mexico

  • Scientists mapping the ruins of the abandoned Maya city of Caracol in Belize knew they had tackled a big job, uncovering the city from the encroaching jungle.

    Massive Maya City Revealed by Lasers | Impact Lab

  • I have lived in Belize for 2 years and have decided to bring down some of my stuff as it is the place I am choosing to spend the rest of my life at.

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  • I have lived in Belize for 2 years and have decided to bring down some of my stuff as it is the place I am choosing to spend the rest of my life at.

    looking for Transmigration information

  • An estimated 10,000 people in Belize took refuge at storm shelters in schools and churches ahead of the arrival of the storm, and there were no reports of deaths.

    Hurricane Richard 2010: Belize Hit By Storm

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