Caribbean Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “Caribbean” in the English Dictionary

"Caribbean" in British English

See all translations


uk   /ˌkær.ɪˈbiː.ən/ /kəˈrɪb.i-/  us   /ˌker.ɪˈbiː-/
belonging to or ​relating to Caribbean ​islands and ​countries, or ​theirpeople: Caribbean ​food

Caribbeannoun [C]

uk   /ˌkær.ɪˈbiː.ən/ /kəˈrɪb.i-/  us   /ˌker.ɪˈbiː-/
a ​person from the Caribbean

Caribbeannoun [S]

uk   /ˌkær.ɪˈbiː.ən/ /kəˈrɪb.i-/  us   /ˌker.ɪˈbiː-/
the Caribbean (also the Caribbean Sea) the ​sea that is ​east of Central ​America and ​north of ​SouthAmerica : The ​hurricane is ​centred over the ​eastern Caribbean. the ​islands and ​countries in and around the Caribbean Sea: They're ​holidayingsomewhere in the Caribbean.
(Definition of Caribbean from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Caribbean" in American English

See all translations

Caribbeanadjective, noun [U]

 us   /ˌkær·əˈbi·ən, kəˈrɪb·i·ən/
(​relating to) the ​sea that is ​east of Central ​America and ​north of ​SouthAmerica, or the ​islands in it and the ​countries that ​border this ​sea
(Definition of Caribbean from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Caribbean”
in Spanish Caribe…
in Vietnamese vùng biển Caribê…
in Malaysian Caribbean…
in Thai ภูมิภาคแคริบเบียน…
in Indonesian Karibia…
What is the pronunciation of Caribbean?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“Caribbean” in British English

“Caribbean” in American English

More meanings of “Caribbean”

Word of the Day


A studious person enjoys studying or spends a lot of time studying.

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More