Shetland Islands

noun
an archipelago of about 100 islands in the North Atlantic off the north coast of Scotland
Syn: ↑Shetland, ↑Zetland
Instance Hypernyms: ↑archipelago
Part Holonyms: ↑Scotland, ↑Atlantic, ↑Atlantic Ocean

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  • Shetland Islands — Shetland Islander. /shet leuhnd/ an island group NE of the Orkney Islands: northernmost part of Great Britain. 18,494; 550 sq. mi. (1425 sq. km). Also called Shetland, Zetland. * * * or Zetland Islands Island group (pop., 2001: 21,988), Scotland …   Universalium

  • Shetland-Islands — Sealtainn Flagge der Shetlandinseln …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shetland Islands — Shet|land Is|lands also Shetland , the Shetlands the Shetland Islands a group of about 100 small islands off the north coast of Scotland, further north than the Orkneys. The main industries of the islands are fishing, farming, producing woollen… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Shetland Islands — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Shetland Islands Country and Admin Code GB.SCT.W3 GB …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Shetland Islands — isl. group NE of the Orkney Islands, comprising Shetland, a co. of Scotland; 551 mi.; pop. 17,000; cap. Lerwick …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Shetland Islands — /ʃɛtlənd ˈaɪləndz/ (say shetluhnd uyluhndz) plural noun an island group off the north coast of Scotland, north east of the Orkney Islands, comprising an island authority of Scotland. 1425 km2. Administrative Centre: Lerwick. Also, Shetland,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Shetland Islands — noun a) A group of islands of Scotland, roughly north east of the Orkney Islands. b) The region of Scotland comprising these islands …   Wiktionary

  • Shetland Islands — Shet′land Is′lands n. pl. geg a group of islands NE of the Orkney Islands: northernmost part of Great Britain. 22,429; 550 sq. mi. (1425 sq. km) Shet′land Is′lander, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Shetland Islands — group of islands north of Scotland in the Northern Sea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Shetland Islands Council — Géographie Superficie 12e Total 1466 km²  % eau …   Wikipédia en Français

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