Definition of Windward Islands in US English:

Windward Islands

proper noun

  • 1A group of islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea that constitute the southern part of the Lesser Antilles. They include Martinique, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada. Their name refers to their position further upwind, in terms of the prevailing southeastern winds, than the Leeward Islands.

  • 2An island group in the eastern Society Islands in French Polynesia that include Moorea and Tahiti.

    French name Iles du Vent


Windward Islands

/ˈˌwin(d)wərd ˈīlən(d)z/