[[t]ˈɪn diz[/t]] n. pl. the,
1) geg
West Indies 1)
2) geg
East Indies

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  • Indies — In dies, n. pl. A name designating the East Indies, also the West Indies. [1913 Webster] Our king has all the Indies in his arms. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indies — [in′dēz΄] 1. EAST INDIES 2. WEST INDIES …   English World dictionary

  • Indies — 1550s, plural of Indie, Indy, from M.E. Ynde (early 13c.) India, from the O.Fr. form of L. India (see INDIA (Cf. India)). Commonly applied to Asia and the East, later applied to the Caribbean basin, in a time of geographical confusion, which was… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Indies — legend|#F60|East IndiesThe Indies or East Indies (or East India) is a term often used to refer to the islands of SE Asia, especially the Malay Archipelago.Oxford Dictionary of English 2e, Oxford University Press, 2003, East Indies/East India ] [… …   Wikipedia

  • Indies — /in deez/, n. the. 1. (used with a pl. v.) See West Indies (def. 1). 2. (used with a pl. v.) See East Indies (def. 1). 3. (used with a sing. v.) a region in and near S and SE Asia; India, Indochina, and the East Indies. * * * (as used in… …   Universalium

  • Indies — /ˈɪndiz/ (say indeez) plural noun 1. the, a region in and near southern and South East Asia; India, Indochina and the East Indies. 2. → East Indies. 3. → West Indies …  

  • Indies — geographical name 1. East Indies 2. West Indies …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Indies — noun a) The East Indies, including India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and adjacent lands. b) The West Indies, including Cuba …   Wiktionary

  • Indies — See East Indies, West Indies …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Indies — n. East Indies; West Indies …   English contemporary dictionary

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