Definitions

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

  • One of the Leeward Islands of the eastern West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. Sighted by Columbus in 1493, it was colonized by the English after 1628 and is now part of St. Kitts and Nevis.

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  • proper noun An island in the Lesser Antilles, part of the nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

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  • noun one of the islands of Saint Christopher-Nevis

Etymologies

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From Spanish nieves ("snows"), in Nuestra Señora de las Nieves ("Our Lady of the Snows"), a Spanish name for the island.

Examples

  • The Nevis is a pilot site for the system: a full digital solution with its own microwave wide area network for wireless communications, along with kilometres of fibre optics to capture digital photo and video images from weird and wonderful camera locations all over the gorge.

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  • I bungy jumped off a 134 meter jump called the Nevis in Queenstown.

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  • Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis, meaning that the hurricane conditions are expected within the next 24 hours.

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  • After a short break in her career while she had a baby girl 'Nevis', Furtado returned to fame with the release of 'Loose' in 2006.

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  • LB Kelvin Sheppard and DT Drake Nevis did not play in the spring game because of what were called minor injuries. —

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  • Scottish weather stations recorded gusts topping 70mph on the Cairngorms and the Nevis range, near Fort William, where skilifts and gondolas were closed.

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  • There was no more of the performance anxiety that pushed him into a false start in the 100, only a sheer release of power as he coasted down the stretch for an overwhelming win over France and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

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  • I've climbed Ben Nevis, driven a Ferrari and learned to do the tango.

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  • Of course, with these numbers the car has to be able to stop in time and due to the larger ventilated disc brakes found under the 20 inch Nevis alloy wheels the car is safer than ever.

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  • Senior Drake Nevis didn't start but played in all 13 games and led the defensive linemen in tackles with 48.

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