- one of the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies. 108 sq. mi. (280 sq. km).
- of or relating to Antigua or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Antigua
- an island in the Caribbean, one of the Leeward Islands: a British colony, with its dependency Barbuda, until 1967, when it became a British associated state; it became independent in 1981 as part of the state of Antigua and Barbuda. Area: 279 sq km (108 sq miles)
Caribbean island, from Spanish fem. of antiguo, literally “ancient, antique” (see ); discovered by Columbus in 1493 and named by him for the church of Santa Maria la Antigua (“Old St. Mary’s”) in Seville.