a large group or chain of islands:
the Malay Archipelago.
any large body of water with many islands.
the Archipelago, the Aegean Sea.
Here they were—the drift in the eddy of an archipelagic sea.
The Quest for a Lost Race Thomas E. Pickett
noun (pl) -gos, -goes
a group of islands
a sea studded with islands
c.1500, from Italian arcipelago “the Aegean Sea” (13c.), from Greek arkhipelagos, from arkhi- “chief” (see archon) + pelagos “sea” (see pelagic). The Aegean Sea being full of island chains, the meaning was extended in Italian to “any sea studded with islands.” Klein, noting the absence of arkhipelagos in ancient or Medieval Greek (the modern word in Greek is borrowed from Italian) believe it is an Italian mistake for Aigaion pelagos “Aegean Sea” (Medieval Latin Egeopelagus), or influenced by that name.
A large group of islands.
A sea, such as the Aegean, or an area in a sea containing a large number of scattered islands.
A group of islands near one another.
an abstract phonological unit consisting of the distinctive features common to two phonemes that differ only in that one has a distinctive feature lacking in the other. The archiphoneme is said to be realized when in a certain position an otherwise phonemic opposition is neutralized; thus, in German, while p and b are separate phonemes […]
- Galapagos islands
an archipelago on the equator in the Pacific, about 600 miles (965 km) W of and belonging to Ecuador: many unique species of animal life. 3029 sq. mi. (7845 sq. km). Contemporary Examples On September 15, 1835, Charles Darwin landed at the galapagos islands. Sept. 15: D-Day for Health Care Paul Begala August 19, 2009 […]
noun a variant spelling of archoplasm
archippus master of the horse, a “fellow-soldier” of Paul’s (Philemon 1:2), whom he exhorts to renewed activity (Col. 4:17). He was a member of Philemon’s family, probably his son. Historical Examples Some may say, Well, what in the world does it matter where archippus worked? The Expositor’s Bible: Colossians and Philemon Alexander Maclaren We should […]