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

  • The capital of St. Lucia, in the Windward Islands of the British West Indies. It was founded by the French in 1650.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun (Geography) The capital city of St. Lucia. Population (2000) = 13,600.

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  • proper noun The capital city of Saint Lucia

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  • noun a port on the island of Saint Lucia; capital and largest city of Saint Lucia


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  • When growing up in Castries, the capital of St. Lucia, young Walcott attended St. Mary's College where his most important mentor was a painter, Harold Simmons.

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  • I do not understand why you say that M. de C — [Maréchal de Castries] is a bad politician; they seem to me well satisfied with him; he has done rather fine things, and M. de Ségur has just committed the most egregious blunder in accompanying the Empress Catherine on her journey to the Crimea.

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  • a Hammond organ from a wooden chapel in Castries, where the congregation sang "Jerusalem, the Golden".

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  • The cute cottage in front is rented to a young couple who owns a car, and sometimes they give us rides to Castries, which is otherwise a 30-minute bus ride.

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  • AXA's dismal performance last year left Henri de Castries with much to prove.

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  • Bloomberg News AXA CEO Henri de Castries, shown last year, said the insurer plans to expand in emerging markets.

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  • But the market remains skeptical Mr. de Castries can deliver on his earnings target, particularly on his plans to more than double emerging-market profits, and is pricing in about 5% earnings growth out to 2013.

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  • "We want to put our resources in markets where we can make a difference," Mr. de Castries said.

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  • Mr. de Castries has now addressed remaining investor concerns.

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