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Isle vs. Island

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Islenoun

A (small) island, compare with islet.

Islandnoun

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

Islenoun

obsolete form of aisle

Islandnoun

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

‘an island of tranquility (a calm place surrounded by a noisy environment)’; ‘an island of colour on a butterfly's wing’;

Islenoun

See Aisle.

Islandnoun

A superstructure on an aircraft carrier's deck.

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Islenoun

An island.

‘Imperial rule of all the seagirt isles.’;

Islandnoun

A traffic island.

‘the island in the middle of a roundabout’;

Islenoun

A spot within another of a different color, as upon the wings of some insects.

Islandnoun

(government) An unincorporated area wholly surrounded by one or more incorporated areas.

Isleverb

To cause to become an island, or like an island; to surround or encompass; to island.

‘Isled in sudden seas of light.’;

Islandnoun

(grammar) A phrase from which a wh-word cannot be extracted without yielding invalid grammar.

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Islenoun

a small island

Islandverb

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

Islenoun

an island or peninsula, especially a small one

‘Crusoe's fabled isle’; ‘the British Isles’;

Islandverb

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

Islandverb

(transitive) To isolate.

Islandnoun

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

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Islandnoun

Anything regarded as resembling an island; as, an island of ice.

Islandnoun

See Isle, n., 2.

Islandverb

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

Islandverb

To furnish with an island or with islands; as, to island the deep.

Islandnoun

a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water

Islandnoun

a zone or area resembling an island

Island

An island or isle is any piece of subcontinental land that is surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, skerries, cays or keys.

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