Meaning of Hebridean in English:

Hebridean

Pronunciation /ˌhɛbrɪˈdiːən/

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of the Hebrides, a group of islands off the north-western coast of Scotland.

    ‘Hebridean folklore’
    • ‘She's a young Scottish singer-songwriter living on the Isle of Lewis, one of the Hebridean Islands.’
    • ‘The upper and western flanks play host to windswept heath, now being grazed by 20 very black, very agile, Hebridean sheep.’
    • ‘There is a magic that draws some people - us included, as often as possible - back to our Hebridean haunts.’
    • ‘And was there not something Hebridean about his air of self-awareness and calm?’
    • ‘It is Scotland's remotest tennis court, carved out of the Hebridean landscape with a beautiful setting and views out over the Atlantic Ocean.’

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of the Hebrides, a group of islands off the north-western coast of Scotland.

    ‘the ship left its precious cargo to be salvaged by enterprising Hebrideans’
    • ‘It is a Hebridean who can take much of the credit for starting the extraordinary change now facing Scotland's biggest city.’
    • ‘Inside, we find an authentic realisation of the type of dwelling in which, for generations, Hebrideans passed their lives.’
    • ‘Hebrideans have always prized the gannet, both as a dish and for lamp fuel.’
    • ‘He was one of that generation of Hebrideans who left school at the age of 14 or 15 with no prospect of any form of further education after that.’
    • ‘Orcadians and Shetlanders tend to visit Aberdeen for hospital, social, family and entertainment needs, unlike Hebrideans, who head to Glasgow.’