An arm of the western Atlantic Ocean bounded by the coasts of Central and South America and the West Indies. It has been an important shipping route since the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914. Its many islands and tropical climate make the Caribbean a major tourist area.
Part of the Atlantic, bounded by the West Indies, Central America, and the N coast of South America: 971,400 sq mi (2,515,916 sq km)
A tropicalsea in the Western Hemisphere, part of the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Gulf of Mexico.
Caribbean-sea Sentence Examples
The Caribs were the Haidas of the Caribbean Sea and northern South America.
long., where it bends northwards to the Caribbean Sea.
Since the development of the fruit trade on the shores of the Caribbean sea and Gulf of Mexico by an important American company, which owns a large tract of land near Santa Marta devoted to banana cultivation, and has built a railway 50 m.
between the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea in nearly rectangular form for about 280 m., with about the same extreme width in longitude.
state of Venezuela, between the Caribbean Sea and the Orinoco river, bounded E.