one of the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies. 108 sq. mi. (280 sq. km).
Contemporary Examples

Perry and his lawyer paramour, Gail, have decamped to Antigua to slow their lives down and play tennis.
John le Carré Returns Sarah Weinman October 7, 2010

Were there any crazy stories filming in Sri Lanka and Antigua for Rio?
Duran Duran on 30th Anniversary of ‘Rio,’ the Olympics, James Bond, and More Marlow Stern July 2, 2012

Despite competing claims made by the British government and nearby Antigua, the rock island maintained its sovereignty.
So You Want to Rule a Kingdom? A Wacky History of One-Man Nations Nina Strochlic July 16, 2014

John, who holds an advanced degree in medical anthropology, is now working in Antigua as a database programmer.
The Accidental Expats Constantino Diaz-Duran January 12, 2009

They are currently in Antigua Barbuda, the last country the couple will visit before returning to the United Kingdom.
Edward Who? Tom Sykes March 6, 2012

Historical Examples

Antigua has, however, at various times, suffered long and dreadfully from drought.
Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume I (of 2) Anonymous

There was a young bride of Antigua, who said to her mate, ‘What a pig you are!’
Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

The receipts of the Antigua Branch Society have greatly increased since emancipation.
The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society

Antigua, the seat of the present colonial government, is the most important.
The Colonies 1492-1750 Reuben Gold Thwaites

The laws of Antigua were also this year recommended to be sent to the agent in England, to have them printed.
Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume I (of 2) Anonymous

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 antique); discovered by Columbus in 1493 and named by him for the church of Santa Maria la Antigua (“Old St. Mary’s”) in Seville.


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