from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See East Indies.
- See West Indies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The East Indies, including India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and adjacent lands.
- proper n. The West Indies, including Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other islands of the Caribbean.
- proper n. The Western Hemisphere, during the early period of European colonization and exploration.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A name designating the East Indies, also the West Indies.
Everyone knows that Jean Peters in Anne of the Indies is the mould from which all these others are cast.
There was trade between Europe and certain parts of Asia which they called the Indies, and reached by going east and south by land; but this marvelous country of the Grand Khan lay beyond, and its riches remained a golden dream, known only by the travelers 'reports.
On the website of the Czech label Indies, we find this intriguing statement from Kočko pronounced Kotch-ko: The carol is a very old tradition.
On the website of the Czech label Indies, we find this intriguing statement from KoÄko pronounced Kotch-ko: The carol is a very old tradition.
But the West Indies is filled with people who are rarely impressed by hype and who will make a spectator sport of bringing people down just because people should be brought down.
Apart from bauxite in Jamaica, there are at present no signs of over-production, and by and large The West Indies is selling all it can produce, and could probably sell a good deal more of some commodities if supply could be increased.
The very existence of The West Indies is a refutation of the myth of racial superiority, and we pride ourselves that we can bring to the Commonwealth community a successful demonstration that race and colour are matters of no significance in the context of human dignity and endeavour.
The Parliament of The West Indies is exclusively competent to legislate for defence, for the implementation of international obligations, for exchange control and for legal proceedings between the Federation and a Territory or between Territories.
The West Indies is poor in terms of certain materials and resources, and gains the normal advantages from international exchange.
Another important weakness in The West Indies is that productivity is low, in particular in certain agricultural spheres.