Definition of Island

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

Specialized synonyms: Anguilla, Aran Islands, Antigua, Barbuda, Redonda, Bermuda, Bermudas, Bouvet Island, Montserrat, Sao Tiago Island, Falkland Islands, Ceylon, Chiloe, Formosa, Taiwan, China, Nationalist China, Republic Of China, Taiwan, Guadalupe Island, Netherlands Antilles, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Saint Eustatius, St. Eustatius, Saint Maarten, Saint Martin, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Cuba, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Hayti, Hispaniola, Porto Rico, Puerto Rico, Culebra, Vieques, Jamaica, Virgin Islands, Barbados, Trinidad, Tobago, Cyprus, Seeland, Sjaelland, Zealand, Dominica, Bioko, Spitsbergen, Spitzbergen, Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Fiji Islands, Fijis, Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Crete, Kriti, Ithaca, Ithaki, Aegadean Islands, Aegadean Isles, Aegates, Egadi Islands, Isole Egadi, Lemnos, Limnos, Capri, Ischia, Sardegna, Sardinia, Sicilia, Sicily, Greenland, Gronland, Kalaallit Nunaat, Baffin Island, Vancouver Island, Newfoundland, Cape Breton Island, Tasmania, Norfolk Island, Saipan, Gu, Guam, Wake, Wake Island, Nauru, Nauru Island, Pleasant Island, Borneo, Kalimantan, Bougainville, Guadalcanal, New Britain, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Ireland, Bahrain, Bahrain Island, Bahrein, Bahrein Island, British Isles, Gb, Great Britain, Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland, Channel Island, Isle Of Man, Man, Isle Of Skye, Islay, Mull, Staffa, Anglesea, Anglesea Island, Anglesey, Anglesey Island, Mona, Java, Bali, Timor, Sumatra, Celebes, Sulawesi, Moluccas, Spice Islands, Ezo, Hokkaido, Yezo, Hondo, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Ile-st-louis, Corse, Corsica, Martinique, Faeroe Islands, Faeroes, Faroe Islands, Faroes, Iceland, Madagascar, Maldive Islands, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, New Zealand, New Zealand Islands, North Island, South Island, Cebu, Luzon, Mindanao, Mindoro, Bisayas, Visayan Islands, Acores, Azores, Madeira, Saint Christopher, Saint Kitts, St. Christopher, St. Kitts, Nevis, Sombrero, Saint Lucia, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent, St. Vincent, Tahiti, Samoa, Samoan Islands, Principe, Seychelles, Seychelles Islands, Singapore, Singapore Island, Nova Zembla, Novaya Zemlya, Majorca, Canaries, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Zanzibar, Admiralty Island, Catalina Island, Santa Catalina, Hawaii, Hawaii Island, Kahoolawe, Kahoolawe Island, Kauai, Kauai Island, Lanai, Lanai Island, Maui, Maui Island, Molokai, Molokai Island, Nihau, Nihau Island, Oahu, Oahu Island, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Bedloe's Island, Liberty Island, Manhattan Island, Ellis Island, Long Island, Galveston Island, Krakatao, Krakatau, Krakatoa, New Siberian Islands, Isle, Islet, Kodiak, Kodiak Island
Specialized synonyms: Caribbean Island, Aegean Island, Barrier Island, South Sea Islands
Group relationships: Archipelago
Generic synonyms: Dry Land, Earth, Ground, Land, Solid Ground, Terra Firma
Derivative terms: Islander



2. Noun. A zone or area resembling an island.
Specialized synonyms: Kitchen Island, Safety Island, Safety Isle, Safety Zone, Traffic Island
Generic synonyms: Zone

Definition of Island

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

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

Definition of Island

1. Proper noun. (context in New York City) Long Island (in New York State) ¹

2. Proper noun. (context in British Columbia) Vancouver Island ¹

3. Noun. A contiguous area of land, smaller than a continent, totally surrounded by water. ¹

4. Noun. An entity surrounded by other entities that are very different from itself. ¹

5. Noun. A superstructure on an aircraft carrier's deck ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To surround with water; make into an island ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To set, dot (as if) with islands ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To isolate ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Island

1. to make into an island (a land area entirely surrounded by water) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Island

1. 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. Origin: OE. Iland, yland, AS. Igland, gland, glond; ig, g, island + land, lond, land. AS. Ig, g, is akin to AS. Ea 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Island Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Island

isethionic acid
ish
ishes
ishkhan
ishkhans
isiGqumo
isibongo
isicle
isicles
isinglass
isinglasses
isis
isises
isit
islam
island (current term)
island-dweller
island-hop
island-hopped
island-hopping
island-hops
island-state
island chain
island chains
island disease
island dispenser
island fever
island flap
island fox
island gray fox

Literary usage of Island

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1901)
"ON the morning of the 26th Gloucester island was close aboard, and the Spray anchored in the evening at Port Denison, where rests, on a hill, ..."

2. St. Lucia by Don Philpott (2005)
"The base on Pigeon island was decommissioned on 1 June 1947 and the land ... THE CAUSEWAY The causeway to the island was completed in 1973 as part of the ..."

3. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1901)
"ON the morning of the 26th Gloucester island was close aboard, and the Spray anchored in the evening at Port Denison, where rests, on a hill, ..."

4. St. Lucia by Don Philpott (2005)
"The base on Pigeon island was decommissioned on 1 June 1947 and the land ... THE CAUSEWAY The causeway to the island was completed in 1973 as part of the ..."

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