Definitions

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

  • Two island groups of Greece in the Aegean Sea, consisting of the Northern Sporades off the central mainland and the Southern Sporades, which include the Dodecanese and other islands off the coast of Turkey.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A group of scattered islands in the Greek Archipelago.
  • In ancient astronomy, stars which were not included in any constellation.

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

  • noun plural (Astron.) Stars not included in any constellation; -- called also informed, or unformed, stars.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun An archipelago in the Aegean Sea.

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Examples

  • Between the Cyclades and Asia Minor lie the Sporades, which islands, as the name implies, are sown irregularly over that portion of the Aegean.

    General History for Colleges and High Schools

  • (M306) The islands called the Sporades lie to the south and east of the

    Ancient States and Empires

  • Note 28: Note that at the time of publication, less than one-third of the Greek-speaking population lived within the borders of the new Greek state, which was then comprised of the Peloponnese, Roumeli, Attica, Evvoia, and the islands of the Western Aegean (Cyclades and Sporades).

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • An attentive traveller may convince himself by his own eyes that the Cyclades and the Sporades were once part of the continent of

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • After leaving Aulis, the sleek hulls would have passed through the channel between the Greek coast and the island of Euboea and then turned eastward, island-hopping from the Sporades to Lemnos to Imbros.

    The Trojan War

  • After leaving Aulis, the sleek hulls would have passed through the channel between the Greek coast and the island of Euboea and then turned eastward, island-hopping from the Sporades to Lemnos to Imbros.

    The Trojan War

  • There, it was arranged to have one copy taken to the island garrison of the Sporades and another to Volos.

    Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs

  • There, it was arranged to have one copy taken to the island garrison of the Sporades and another to Volos.

    Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs

  • There, it was arranged to have one copy taken to the island garrison of the Sporades and another to Volos.

    Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs

  • There, it was arranged to have one copy taken to the island garrison of the Sporades and another to Volos.

    Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs

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