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  1. is·land
    IPA[ˈīlənd]
  2. noun

    • 1. a piece of land surrounded by water:

      the island of Crete this island nation
    • 2. a thing 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 freestanding kitchen cupboard unit with a countertop, allowing access from all sides.

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

    verb

    • 1. make into or like an island; place or enclose on or as on an island; isolate:

      islanded among the new stores, these houses were valuable property
  3. Variation

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

    • Icelandic name for Iceland
    • noun

      a piece of land surrounded by water:

      a thing regarded as resembling an island, especially in being isolated, detached, or surrounded in some way:

    • Icelandic name for Iceland
    • a group of islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea that constitute the southern part of the Lesser Antilles. They include Martinique, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada. Their name refers to their position further upwind, in terms of the prevailing southeastern winds, than the Leeward Islands.

      an island group in the eastern Society Islands in French Polynesia that include Moorea and Tahiti.

    • a group of about 1,500 islands in a widening of the St. Lawrence River in North America, just below Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Some of the islands belong to Canada and some to the US.

      a group of about 100 small islands off the northern coast of Java that form part of Indonesia.

    • a group of islands in the English Channel off the northwestern coast of France, classed as British Crown dependencies; population 164,000 (estimated 2015). The largest are Jersey, Guernsey, and Alderney.

      another name for the Santa Barbara Islands in California

    • a group of coral islands in the Indian Ocean that form part of the Seychelles.
    • a group of three islands—Réunion, Mauritius, and Rodrigues—in the western Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar.
    • one of the groups of islands that form the Indian Union Territory of Lakshadweep in the Indian Ocean.
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