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definition of the word island

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Old English īġland. The S was added by confusion with French isle, which is not related but is instead from Latin insula. Cognate with German Aue, "water-meadow", and Latin aqua. Compare Dutch eiland, German Eiland, Old Norse eyland, and English ey as in Anglesey, Bardsey, Ely.

Singular
island

Plural
islands

island (plural islands)

  1. An area of land totally surrounded by water.
  2. An entity surrounded by other entities that are very different from itself.
    an island of tranquility (a calm place surrounded by a noisy environment)


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