islands

[Is┬Ěland]

An island is a piece of land that is surrounded on all sides by water. Some islands are so small that a beach chair and umbrella barely fit on them and some are big enough to contain a whole nation.

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A tract of land surrounded by water, and smaller than a continent. Cf. Continent.

Noun
a zone or area resembling an island

Noun
a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water


n.
A tract of land surrounded by water, and smaller than a continent. Cf. Continent.

n.
Anything regarded as resembling an island; as, an island of ice.

n.
See Isle, n., 2.

v. t.
To cause to become or to resemble an island; to make an island or islands of; to isle.

v. t.
To furnish with an island or with islands; as, to island the deep.


Island

Is"land , n. [OE. iland, yland, AS. 'c6gland, gland, glond; 'c6g, g, island + land, lond, land. AS. 'c6g, g, is akin to AS. e'a0 water, river, OHG. uwa, G. au meadow, Icel. ey island, Dan. & Sw. '94, Goth. ahwa a stream, water, L. aqua water. The s is due to confusion with isle. Cf. Ait, Eyot, Ewer, Aquatic.] 1. A tract of land surrounded by water, and smaller than a continent. Cf. Continent. 2. Anything regarded as resembling an island; as, an island of ice. 3. (Zo'94l.) See Isle, n., 2. Islands of the blessed (Myth.), islands supposed to lie in the Western Ocean, where the favorites of the gods are conveyed at death, and dwell in everlasting joy.

Island

Is"land , v. t. 1. To cause to become or to resemble an island; to make an island or islands of; to isle. Shelley. 2. To furnish with an island or with islands; as, to island the deep. Southey.

A tract of land surrounded by water, and smaller than a continent. Cf. Continent.

To cause to become or to resemble an island; to make an island or islands of; to isle.

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Usage Examples

I'm from Canada, and New Zealand feels like you took all the best bits of Canada and squished them onto a tiny island like Hawaii. I was absolutely blown away by the beauty of the South Island.

My parents moved to American Samoa when I was three or four years old. My dad was principal of a high school there. It was idyllic for a kid. I had a whole island for a backyard. I lived there until I was eight years old and we moved to Santa Barbara.

Death Valley is really wide-open - it's bigger than Rhode Island - and it's less a part of California than an ungoverned territory, so there's lots of weird cops-and-robbers stuff going on.

The design of those commissioners, frigates and warlike force is directed rather against Long Island and these your Honors' possessions, than to the imagined reform of New England.

I finished high school there and then I went to Rhode Island School of Design.

Right now I'd love to be sitting on a Greek island somewhere because of being Greek American, eating great octopus salad and some fantastic lamb. Or sipping a little ouzo. I think the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest... Lots of nuts, vegetables, fruits, fresh fish, lean meats, yogurt.

Faith is an island in the setting sun, But proof is the bottom line for everyone.

Fact is, famous people say fame stinks because they love it so - like a secret restaurant or holiday island they don't want the hoi polloi to get their grubby paws on.

I also want to go to an Italian island and do cuisine properly with some famous Italian chef and, like, his mother.

Australia is the only island continent on the planet, which means that changes caused by planet-warming pollution - warmer seas, which can drive stronger storms, and more acidic oceans, which wreak havoc on the food chain - are even more deadly here.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

It's funny, but we were living on this small island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina when I was 9.

The 'Robben Island Bible' has arrived at the British Museum. It's a garish thing, its cover plastered with pink and gold Hindu images, designed to hide its contents. Within is the finest collection of words generated by human intelligence: the complete works of William Shakespeare.

Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.

Stood off and on during the night, determining not to come to anchor till morning, fearing to meet with shoals continued our course in the morning and as the island was found to be six or seven leagues distant, and the tide was against us, it was noon when we arrived there.

Israel welcomes the wind of change, and sees a window of opportunity. Democratic and science-based economies by nature desire peace. Israel does not want to be an island of affluence in an ocean of poverty. Improvements in our neighbours' lives mean improvements to the neighbourhood in which we live.

Standing, as I believe the United States stands for humanity and civilization, we should exercise every influence of our great country to put a stop to that war which is now raging in Cuba and give to that island once more peace, liberty, and independence.

I made my drama teacher cry. I only took drama to get out of writing papers in English and the teacher was this thespian Broadway geek and here I was this Italian guy from Staten Island and I would put her in tears.

I consulted a Chinese herbalist and spent two weeks on an island off the coast of Zanzibar. I was away from any kind of contemporary technology.

I have a musical called Goodbye and Good Luck, based on a Grace Paley short story. I also have King Island Christmas, and there are 20 different productions of it this year.

Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep.

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