Bahamas

geographical name
Ba·​ha·​mas | \bə-ˈhä-məz, by outsiders also -ˈhā-\
variants: or the Bahamas or The Bahamas

Definition of Bahamas 

islands in the Atlantic southeast of Florida; an independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations since 1973; capital Nassau area 4404 square miles (11,450 square kilometers), population 367,000 — see turks and caicos

Other Words from Bahamas

Bahamian \bə-​ˈhā-​mē-​ən, -​ˈhä-​ \ adjective or noun

Learn More about Bahamas

Statistics for Bahamas

Look-up Popularity

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on Bahamas

Spanish Central: Translation of Bahamas

Nglish: Translation of Bahamas for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of Bahamas for Arabic Speakers

Comments on Bahamas

What made you want to look up Bahamas? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a knickknack or trinket

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!