Orkney Islands

an archipelago of about 70 islands in the North Atlantic and North Sea off the northeastern coast of Scotland
Instance Hypernyms: ↑archipelago
Part Holonyms: ↑Scotland, ↑Atlantic, ↑Atlantic Ocean, ↑North Sea

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  • Orkney Islands —    ORKNEY ISLANDS, a group forming, with that of Shetland, a maritime county, in the northern extremity of Scotland; and bounded on the north by the waters which divide Orkney from Shetland; on the east by the North Sea; on the south by the… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Orkney Islands — Orkney Àrcaibh Flagge von Orkney …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Orkney Islands — [ôrk′nē] [< ON Orkneyjar, lit., seal islands < orkn, a seal + ey,ISLAND] group of islands north of Scotland, constituting an administrative division of Scotland: 377 sq mi (976 sq km); pop. 20,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Orkney Islands — /awrk nee/ an island group off the NE tip of Scotland. 17,675; 340 sq. mi. (880 sq. km). * * * Island group (pop., 2001: 19,245), Scotland. Lying north of the Scottish mainland, it comprises more than 70 islands and islets and constitutes the… …   Universalium

  • Orkney Islands — Orcades Orcades Àrcaibh (gd) Carte des Orcades …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Orkney Islands —  Scotland. Properly they can be called Orkney or the Orkney Islands, but not the Orkneys. A native or resident is an Orcadian …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Orkney Islands — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Orkney Islands Country and Admin Code GB.SCT.V9 GB …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Orkney Islands — noun a) A group of islands off north east Scotland. b) The region of Scotland comprising these islands. Syn: Orkneys See Also: Orcadian …   Wiktionary

  • Orkney Islands — isl. group, N of Scotland, comprising Orkney, a co. of Scotland; 376 sq. mi.; pop. 18,134; cap. Kirkwall …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Orkney Islands — geographical name islands N Scotland constituting an administrative area capital Kirkwall (on Mainland Island) area 376 square miles (978 square kilometers), population 19,570 • Orkneyan adjective or noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ORKNEY ISLANDS —    (30), an archipelago of 90 islands, Pomona the largest, lying north of the Scottish mainland, from which they are separated by the Pentland Firth, 7 m. broad. The scenery is tame, the climate is mild and moist; there are no trees, crops are… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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