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Meaning of ISLAND

Pronunciation:  'Ilund

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a zone or area resembling an island
  2. [n]  
 

ISLAND is a 6 letter word that starts with I.

 

 See Also: Aegadean Islands, Aegadean Isles, Aegates, Aegean island, Anguilla, Antigua, Aran Islands, archipelago, Aruba, Atlantis, Baffin Island, Barbados, Barbuda, Bermuda, Bermudas, Bioko, Bonaire, Capri, Caribbean Island, Cayman Islands, Ceylon, Chiloe, China, Crete, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Dominica, dry land, earth, Egadi Islands, Falkland Islands, Fiji Islands, Fijis, Formosa, Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Greenland, Gronland, ground, Guadalupe Island, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Hayti, Hispaniola, Ischia, Isole Egadi, Ithaca, Ithaki, Jamaica, Kalaallit Nunaat, Kriti, land, Lemnos, Limnos, Montserrat, Nationalist China, Netherlands Antilles, Porto Rico, Puerto Rico, Redonda, Republic of China, Saba, safety island, safety isle, safety zone, Saint Eustatius, Saint Maarten, Saint Martin, Sao Tiago Island, Sardegna, Sardinia, Seeland, Sicilia, Sicily, Sjaelland, solid ground, Spitsbergen, Spitzbergen, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Taiwan, terra firma, Tobago, traffic island, Trinidad, Vanua Levu, Virgin Islands, Viti Levu, Zealand, zone

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Is"land\, n. [OE. iland, yland, AS. [=i]gland, ?gland,
    ?glond; [=i]g, ?g, island + land, lond, land. AS. [=i]g, ?g,
    is akin to AS. e['a] water, river, OHG. ?uwa, G. au meadow,
    Icel. ey island, Dan. & Sw. ["o], Goth. ahwa a stream, water,
    L. aqua water. The s is due to confusion with isle. Cf.
    {Ait}, {Eyot}, {Ewer}, {Aquatic}.]
    1. A tract of land surrounded by water, and smaller than a
       continent. Cf. {Continent}.
    
    2. Anything regarded as resembling an island; as, an island
       of ice.
    
    3. (Zo["o]l.) See {Isle}, n., 2.
    
    {Islands of the blessed} (Myth.), islands supposed to lie in
       the Western Ocean, where the favorites of the gods are
       conveyed at death, and dwell in everlasting joy.
    
    
  2. \Is"land\, v. t.
    1. To cause to become or to resemble an island; to make an
       island or islands of; to isle. --Shelley.
    
    2. To furnish with an island or with islands; as, to island
       the deep. --Southey.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing an island or dream that you are on an in your dream means ease, relaxation and comfort. Dreaming that you are in stranded on a island means that you are in a rut and do not quite know what to do with your life. On the other hand, you may be seeking some solitude. Perhaps you are running away from a situation instead of trying to confront it.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(Heb. 'i, "dry land," as opposed to water) occurs in its usual signification (Isa. 42:4, 10, 12, 15, comp. Jer. 47:4), but more frequently simply denotes a maritime region or sea-coast (Isa. 20:6, R.V.," coastland;" 23:2, 6; Jer. 2:10; Ezek. 27:6, 7). (See CHITTIM.) The shores of the Mediterranean are called the "islands of the sea" (Isa. 11:11), or the "isles of the Gentiles" (Gen. 10:5), and sometimes simply "isles" (Ps. 72:10); Ezek. 26:15, 18; 27:3, 35; Dan. 11:18).

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aerodrome, air base, airdrome, airfield, airport, ait, archipelagian, archipelagic, archipelago, atoll, bar, cay, close off, continental island, coral head, coral island, coral reef, cut off, enisle, field, heliport, holm, insular, insularity, insulate, insulated, island group, island-dotted, islanded, islandish, islandlike, islandology, islandy, isle, islet, isleted, isolated, key, landing, landing field, oceanic island, port, reef, sandbank, sandbar, seagirt, segregate, separate, sequester
 

 

 

 

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