adjective Etymology: Late Latin insularis, from Latin insula island Date: 1611 1. a. of, relating to, or constituting an island b. dwelling or situated on an island <
insular residents
2. characteristic of an isolated people; especially being, having, or reflecting a narrow provincial viewpoint 3. of or relating to an island of cells or tissue • insularism nouninsularity nouninsularly adverb

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  • insular — INSULÁR, Ă, insulari, e, adj. Care se află pe o insulă; de insulă, caracteristic unei insule. ♦ (Substantivat) Locuitor al unei insule (1). – Din fr. insulaire, lat. insularis. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  INSULÁR s., adj. (înv …   Dicționar Român

  • Insular — In su*lar, a. [L. insularis, fr. insula island: cf. F. insulaire. See {Isle}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to an island; of the nature, or possessing the characteristics, of an island; as, an insular climate, fauna, etc. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Insular — may be: *adjective describing an island, and by extension those who are inward looking and parochial. *Insular area of the United States. *Insular (bus company), bus company in Santa Catarina. *Insular period, historical term …   Wikipedia

  • insular — insular, provincial, parochial, local, small town are comparable when they mean having or indicating the limited or restricted point of view considered characteristic of the geographically isolated. Insular is usually applied to people or the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • insular — adjetivo,sustantivo masculino y femenino 1. De una isla: los productos insulares. Los insulares tienen un carácter especial. 2. De las islas Canarias o de las islas Baleares: el turismo insular. Los insulares tienen descuentos en los aviones.… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • insular — I adjective alone, apart, confined, detached, discrete, distinct, enisled, isolated, removed, self sufficient, separate, solitary II index alien (unrelated), alone (solitary) …   Law dictionary

  • Insular — In su*lar, n. An islander. [R.] Berkeley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • insular — (adj.) 1610s, of or pertaining to an island, from L.L. insularis, from L. insula island (see ISLE (Cf. isle)). Metaphoric sense narrow, prejudiced is 1775, from notion of being cut off from intercourse with other nations, especially with… …   Etymology dictionary

  • insular — v. tr. 1. Transformar em ilha. 2.  [Figurado] Isolar (como em ilha). 3.  [Física] Pôr (um corpo) em condições de não transmitir a eletricidade que tem. • adj. 2 g. 4. De ilha; próprio de ilha. 5. Composto de ilhas.   • Confrontar: insolar …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • insular — [adj] narrow minded bigoted, circumscribed, closed, confined, contracted, cut off, detached, illiberal, inward looking, isolated, limited, narrow, parochial, petty, prejudiced, provincial, restricted, secluded, separate, separated, sequestered;… …   New thesaurus

  • insular — (Del lat. insulāris). 1. adj. Natural de una isla. U. t. c. s.) 2. Perteneciente o relativo a una isla …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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