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Definitions of island

  1. a zone or area resembling an island Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. A tract of land surrounded by water, and smaller than a continent. Cf. Continent. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Anything regarded as resembling an island; as, an island of ice. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. See Isle, n., 2. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To cause to become or to resemble an island; to make an island or islands of; to isle. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To furnish with an island or with islands; as, to island the deep. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed) Medical Dictionary DB
  9. A tract of land surrounded by water; anything resembling such a tract of land. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. In anatomy, any isolated part, separated from the surrounding tissues by a groove, or marked by difference in structure; insula. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. Land surrounded with water: a large floating mass. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Land surrounded with water. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A piece of land surrounded by water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A tract of land surrounded by water; a large floating mass. The Islands of the Blessed, certain islands fabled to lie in the region of the setting sun, and regarded as the home, after death, of the souls of heroes. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A spot of land surrounded by water, in the same manner as the eye in the face; a tract or portion of land wholly surrounded by water. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. (Heb. 'i, "dry land," as opposed to water) occurs in its usual signification ( Isaiah 42:4 Isaiah 42:10 Isaiah 42:12 Isaiah 42:15 , Compare Jeremiah 47:4 ), but more frequently simply denotes a maritime region or sea-coast ( Isaiah 20:6 , RSV," coastland;" Isaiah 23:2 Isaiah 23:6 ; Jeremiah 2:10 ; Ezekiel 27:6 Ezekiel 27:7 ). (See CHITTIM .) The shores of the Mediterranean are called the "islands of the sea" ( Isaiah 11:11 ), or the "isles of the Gentiles" ( Genesis 10:5 ), and sometimes simply "isles" ( Psalms 72:10 ); Ezekiel 26:15 Ezekiel 26:18 ; Ezekiel 27:3 Ezekiel 27:35 ; Daniel 11:18 ). biblestudytools.com
  17. [=i]'land, n. the smaller masses of land surrounded with water: a large floating mass.--v.t. to cause to appear like an island: to dot as with islands.--n. ISLANDER ([=i]'land-[.e]r), an inhabitant of an island. [M. E. iland--A.S. ígland--íg, an island, and land, land; Dut. and Ger. eiland, Ice. eyland, Sw. and Dan. öland. A.S. íg is from a root which appears in Angles-ea, Aldern-ey, &c., A.S. eá, L. aqua, water, so that it originally means water-land. The s in island is due to a confusion with isle, from L. insula.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Piece of land surrounded by water; (fig.) anything detached or isolated, esp. woodland surrounded by prairie; (Physiol.) detached portion of tissue or group of cells; (v.t.) make into an i., isolate, dot as with ii. Hence islander n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. In anatomy, a structure more or less detached from a main mass and surrounded by structures of a different sort. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  20. n. [Latin, Anglo-Saxon, German] A tract of land surrounded by water ; - a large, floating mass resembling an island. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. A tract of land surrounded by water. Complete Dictionary

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