Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating


[sey-shel, -shelz] /seɪˈʃɛl, -ˈʃɛlz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
a republic consisting of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, NE of Madagascar: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 175 sq. mi. (455 sq. km).
Capital: Victoria. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Seychelles
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The captain therefore changed his mind, and once more very unwillingly directed his course towards the distant Seychelles.

    Black Ivory R.M. Ballantyne
  • Captain Romer was compelled to hurry off to the Seychelles Islands.

    Black Ivory R.M. Ballantyne
  • While at anchor at the Seychelles, two large and fat English men-of-war appeared in the offing.

  • This remarkable polyp was brought from the Seychelles Islands by Mons.

    Animal Parasites and Messmates P. J. Van Beneden
  • The dhow having been burnt, the Vulture stood away for the Seychelles.

  • The Seychelles species (Chamleon tigris) also occurs at Zanzibar.

    Island Life Alfred Russel Wallace
  • The last perigee occurred 400 miles last of the Seychelles Islands about 35 minutes ago.

  • The Andaman Islands and the Seychelles are its westernmost limits.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
British Dictionary definitions for Seychelles


/seɪˈʃɛl; -ˈʃɛlz/
plural noun
a group of volcanic islands in the W Indian Ocean: taken by the British from the French in 1744: became an independent republic within the Commonwealth in 1976, incorporating the British Indian Ocean Territory islands of Aldabra, Farquhar, and Desroches. Languages: Creole, English, and French. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: rupee. Capital: Victoria. Pop: 90 846 (2013 est). Area: 455 sq km (176 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Seychelles

renamed 1756 in honor of French finance minister Jean Moreau de Séchelles; spelling altered 1794 by the English when they took the islands from France. Related: Seychellois.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for Seychelles

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for seychelles