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Cayman Islands Explained

Cayman Islands at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

the a group of three islands in the Caribbean Sea, northwest of Jamaica, which are a British dependency. Population: 36,000 (2001). Capital: George Town.//

Cayman Islands at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

British colony (pop., 1990: 25,000), Caribbean Sea. Located about 200 mi (320 km) northwest of Jamaica, it has a total land area of 118 sq mi (306 sq km). The group includes Grand Cayman (the largest island and the location of the capital, George Town), Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac. Though discovered by C. Columbus in 1503, the islands were never occupied by the Spanish. Ceded to the British in 1670, they were subsequently settled by the English arriving from Jamaica. The islands were administered as a dependency of Jamaica until Jamaican independence in 1962; a constitution providing for an elected governor was enacted in 1972. A popular tourist area, it is also a financial center.

Cayman Islands at English = English (world95) Of Explained:

buten; AS.
[=a]butan, onbutan; on + butan, which is from be by + utan
outward, from ut out. See {But}, {Out}.]
1. Around; all round; on every side of. ``Look about you.''
--Shak. ``Bind them about thy neck.'' --Prov. iii. 3.

2. In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or
proximity to; near, as to place; by or on (one's person).
``Have you much money about you?'' --Bulwer.

3. Over or upon different parts of; through or over in
various directions; here and there in; to and fro in;

Lampoons . . . were handed about the coffeehouses.

Roving still about the world. --Milton.

4. Near; not far from; -- determining approximately time,
size, quantity. ``To-morrow, about this time.'' --Exod.
ix. 18. ``About my stature.'' --Shak.

He went out about the third hour. --Matt. xx. 3.

Note: This use passes into the adverbial sense.

5. In concern with; engaged in; intent on.

I must be about my Father's business. --Luke ii. 49.

6. Before a verbal noun or an infinitive: On the point or
verge of; going; in act of.

Paul was now aboutto open his mouth. --Acts xviii.

7. Concerning; with regard to; on account of; touching. ``To
treat about thy ransom.'' --Milton.

She must have her way about Sarah. --Trollope.

About \A*bout"\, adv.
1. On all sides; around.

'Tis time to look about. --Shak.

2. In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the
outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across.

3. Here and there; around; in one place and another.

Wandering about from house to house. --1 Tim. v.

4. Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in
quality, manner, degree, etc.; as, about as cold; about as
high; -- also of quantity, number, time. ``There fell . .
. about three thousand men.'' --Exod. xxii. 28.

5. To a reserved position; half round; in the opposite
direction; on the opposite tack; as, to face about; to
turn one's self about.

{To bring about}, to cause to take place; to accomplish.

{To come about}, to occur; to take place. See under {Come}.

{To go about}, {To set about}, to undertake; to arrange; to
prepare. ``Shall we set about some revels?'' --Shak.

{Round about}, in every direction around.Ear \Ear\, n. [AS. e['a]re; akin to OFries. ['a]re, ['a]r, OS.
?ra, D. oor, OHG. ?ra, G. ohr, Icel. eyra, Sw. ["o]ra, Dan.
["o]re, Goth. auso, L. auris, Lith. ausis, Russ. ukho, Gr. ?;
cf. L. audire to hear, Gr. ?, Skr. av to favor, protect. Cf.
{Auricle}, {Orillon}.]
1. The organ of hearing; the external ear.

Note: In man and the higher vertebrates, the organ of hearing
is very complicated, and is divisible into three parts:
the external ear, which includes the pinna or auricle
and meatus or external opening; the middle ear, drum,
or tympanum; and the internal ear, or labyrinth. The
middle ear is a cavity connected by the Eustachian tube
with the pharynx, separated from the opening of the
external ear by the tympanic membrane, and containing a
chain of three small bones, or ossicles, named malleus,
incus, and stapes, which connect this membrane with the
internal ear. The essential part of the internal ear
where the fibers of the auditory nerve terminate, is
the membranous labyrinth, a complicated system of sacs
and tubes filled with a fluid (the endolymph), and
lodged in a cavity, called the bony labyrinth, in the
periotic bone. The membranous labyrinth does not
completely fill the bony labyrinth, but is partially
suspended in it in a fluid (the perilymph). The bony
labyrinth consists of a central cavity, the vestibule,
into which three semicircular canals and the canal of
the cochlea (spirally coiled in mammals) open. The
vestibular portion of the membranous labyrinth consists
of two sacs, the utriculus and sacculus, connected by a
narrow tube, into the former of which three membranous
semicircular canals open, while the latter is connected
with a membranous tube in the cochlea containing the
organ of Corti. By the help of the external ear the
sonorous vibrations of the air are concentrated upon
the tympanic membrane and set it vibrating, the chain
of bones in the middle ear transmits these vibrations
to the internal ear, where they cause certain delicate
structures in the organ of Corti, and other parts of
the membranous labyrinth, to stimulate the fibers of
the auditory nerve to transmit sonorous impulses to the

2. The sense of hearing; the perception of sounds; the power
of discriminating between different tones; as, a nice ear
for music; -- in the singular only.

Songs . . . not all ungrateful to thine ear.

3. That which resembles in shape or position the ear of an
animal; any prominence or projection on an object, --
usually one for support or attachment; a lug; a handle;
as, the ears of a tub, a skillet, or dish. The ears of a
boat are outside kneepieces near the bow. See Illust. of

4. (Arch.)
(a) Same as {Acroterium}.
(b) Same as {Crossette}.

5. Privilege of being kindly heard; favor; attention.

Dionysius . . . would give no ear to his suit.

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.

{About the ears}, in close proximity to; near at hand.

{By the ears}, in close contest; as, to set by the ears; to
fall together by the ears; to be by the ears.

{Button ear} (in dogs), an ear which falls forward and
completely hides the inside.

{Ear finger}, the little finger.

{Ear of Dionysius}, a kind of ear trumpet with a flexible
tube; -- named from the Sicilian tyrant, who constructed a
device to overhear the prisoners in his dungeons.

{Ear sand} (Anat.), otoliths. See {Otolith}.

{Ear snail} (Zo["o]l.), any snail of the genus {Auricula} and
allied genera.

{Ear stones} (Anat.), otoliths. See {Otolith}.

{Ear trumpet}, an instrument to aid in hearing. It consists
of a tube broad at the outer end, and narrowing to a
slender extremity which enters the ear, thus collecting
and intensifying sounds so as to assist the hearing of a

Cayman Islands at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Cayman Islands
n : a British colony in the Caribbean northwest of Jamaica; an
international banking center

Cayman Islands at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a

Proper noun

Inter: head » en|proper noun|head=Cayman Islands
  • A British territory in the Caribbean

    Derived terms

    * CYM


    Inter: trans-top » British territory in the Caribbean
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|جزر كايمان|f|p|tr=júzur kaaymaan|sc=Arab
    • Breton: Inter: t- » br|Inizi Cayman
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|開曼群島|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|开曼群岛|tr=Kāimàn Qúndǎo|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|凱門群島|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|凯门群岛|tr=Kǎimén Qúndǎo|sc=Hani
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|Caymanøerne
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|Kajmaninsuloj
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|Caymansaaret
    • French: Inter: t- » fr|Îles Caïmans|f|p
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Kaimaninseln|f|p
    • Greek: Inter: t- » el|Νησιά Κέυμαν
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|איי קיימן|tr=iyey kayman|sc=Hebr

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|Kajmán-szigetek
  • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|Insulas Cayman
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ケイマン諸島|tr=Keiman shotō|sc=Jpan
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|케이맨 제도|tr=Keimaen jedo|sc=Kore
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|Кајмански Острови|p|tr=Kájmanski Óstrovi
  • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|Gżejjer Cayman|alt=il-Gżejjer Cayman
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|Kajmany
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|Ilhas Cayman
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|Cayman, Inter: t- » ro|Insulele Cayman|m
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|Каймановы острова|m|p|tr=Kajmánovy ostrová|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|Kajmanski otoci, Inter: t- » sh|Kejmanska Ostrva Inter: n » p
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|Islas Caimán|f|p
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|Caymanöarna

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Category: Appendix:Countries of the world -
    Category: Category:English pluralia tantum -
    Category: Category:en:Dependencies -
    Category: Category:en:Islands -
    Translation: de » Cayman Islands
    Translation: et » Cayman Islands
    Translation: fr » Cayman Islands
    Translation: hi » Cayman Islands
    Translation: hr » Cayman Islands
    Translation: kl » Cayman Islands
    Translation: hu » Cayman Islands
    Translation: pl » Cayman Islands
    Translation: sv » Cayman Islands
    Translation: tr » Cayman Islands
    Translation: uk » Cayman Islands