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island

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An island.
See also Island, Ísland, and Island'

English

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Etymology

Old English īġland. The S was added by confusion with French isle, which is not related but is instead from Latin insula. Cognate with German Aue, "water-meadow", and Latin aqua. Compare German Eiland, Old Norse eyland, and English ey as in Anglesey, Bardsey, Ely.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
island

Plural
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island ({{{1}}})
  1. An area of land totally surrounded by water.
  2. An entity surrounded by other entities that are very different from itself.
    an island of tranquility (a calm place surrounded by a noisy environment)

Synonyms

  • (an entity surrounded by other very different entities): oasis

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Verb

Infinitive
to island

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to island (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. make into an island; set with islands
  2. isolate
    High the vanes of Shrewsbury gleam / Islanded in Severn stream.
    A. E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad, XXVII, lines 1-2

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