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  1. island
  2. noun

    • 1. a piece of land surrounded by water:

      the island of Crete this island nation
    • 2. a thing regarded as resembling an island, especially in being isolated, detached, or surrounded in some way:

      the university is the last island of democracy in this country
    • 3. a traffic island.

    • 4. a free-standing kitchen unit with a worktop, allowing access from all sides.

    • 5. a detached portion of tissue or group of cells.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: island, plural noun: islands