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Pronunciation:  `ârku'pelu`gow

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a group of many islands in a large body of water

ARCHIPELAGO is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: Aaland islands, Admiralty Islands, Ahvenanmaa, Aland islands, Aleutian Islands, Aleutians, Alexander Archipelago, Antilles, Austral Islands, Australasia, Austronesia, Balearic Islands, Belau, Bismarck Archipelago, Cape Verde Islands, Caribees, Caroline Islands, Comoro Islands, dry land, earth, East Indies, Ellice Islands, Gambier Islands, Gilbert Islands, Greater Antilles, Greater Sunda Islands, ground, Hawaiian Islands, Hebridean Islands, Hebridean Isles, Hebrides, Iles Comores, Iles Marquises, Inner Hebrides, island, Isles of Scilly, Japan, Japanese Archipelago, Japanese Islands, Ladrone Islands, land, Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles, Lesser Sunda Islands, Lofoten, Low Archipelago, Malay Archipelago, Mariana Islands, Marianas, Marquesas Islands, Marshall Islands, Melanesia, Micronesia, Nusa Tenggara, Oceania, Oceanica, Orkney Islands, Outer Hebrides, Palau, Palau Islands, Paumotu Archipelago, Pelew, Philippine Islands, Philippines, Polynesia, Ryukyu Islands, Sandwich Islands, Scilly Islands, Shetland, Shetland Islands, Society Islands, solid ground, Solomon Islands, Solomons, Sunda Islands, Svalbard, terra firma, the Indies, Tierra del Fuego, Tuamotu Archipelago, Tubuai Islands, Tuvalu, West Indies, Western Islands, Western Isles, Windward Islands, Zetland



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ar`chi*pel"a*go\, n.; pl. {-goes} or {-gos}. [It.
arcipelago, properly, chief sea; Gr. pref ? + ? sea, perh.
akin to ? blow, and expressing the beating of the waves. See
1. The Grecian Archipelago, or [AE]gean Sea, separating
   Greece from Asia Minor. It is studded with a vast number
   of small islands.

2. Hence: Any sea or broad sheet of water interspersed with
   many islands or with a group of islands.

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 Related Terms: ait, atoll, bar, cay, continental island, coral head, coral island, coral reef, holm, insularity, island, island group, islandology, isle, islet, key, oceanic island, reef, sandbank, sandbar