saint vincent


saint vincent

noun

  1. an island in the S Windward Islands, in the SE West Indies: part of the state of St. Vincent and the Grenadines; a member of the former West Indies Associated States. 133 sq. mi. (345 sq. km).
  2. a former British colony comprising this island and the N Grenadines.
  3. Cape, the SW tip of Portugal: naval battle 1797.

noun

  1. Saint,died a.d. 304, Spanish martyr: patron saint of winegrowers.
  2. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “conquering.”

noun

  1. Cape Saint Vincent a headland at the SW extremity of Portugal: scene of several important naval battles, notably in 1797, when the British defeated the French and Spanish
  2. Gulf Saint Vincent a shallow inlet of SE South Australia, to the east of the Yorke Peninsula: salt industry

masc. proper name, from French, shortened from Latin Vincentius, from vincens “conquering,” from vincere “to overcome” (see victor). The name of a 3c. martyr, it was introduced in England c.1200.

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