Definitions for: Island


[n] a zone or area resembling an island
[n]



Webster (1913) Definition: Is"land, n. [OE. iland, yland, AS. [=i]gland, ?gland,
?glond; [=i]g, ?g, island + land, lond, land. AS. [=i]g, ?g,
is akin to AS. e['a] water, river, OHG. ?uwa, G. au meadow,
Icel. ey island, Dan. & Sw. ["o], 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["o]l.) 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.


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.

See Also: Aegadean Islands, Aegadean Isles, Aegates, Aegean island, Anguilla, Antigua, Aran Islands, archipelago, Aruba, Atlantis, Baffin Island, Barbados, Barbuda, Bermuda, Bermudas, Bioko, Bonaire, Capri, Caribbean Island, Cayman Islands, Ceylon, Chiloe, China, Crete, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Dominica, dry land, earth, Egadi Islands, Falkland Islands, Fiji Islands, Fijis, Formosa, Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Greenland, Gronland, ground, Guadalupe Island, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Hayti, Hispaniola, Ischia, Isole Egadi, Ithaca, Ithaki, Jamaica, Kalaallit Nunaat, Kriti, land, Lemnos, Limnos, Montserrat, Nationalist China, Netherlands Antilles, Porto Rico, Puerto Rico, Redonda, Republic of China, Saba, safety island, safety isle, safety zone, Saint Eustatius, Saint Maarten, Saint Martin, Sao Tiago Island, Sardegna, Sardinia, Seeland, Sicilia, Sicily, Sjaelland, solid ground, Spitsbergen, Spitzbergen, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Taiwan, terra firma, Tobago, traffic island, Trinidad, Vanua Levu, Virgin Islands, Viti Levu, Zealand, zone

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