island
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: alteration (influenced by Anglo-French isle) of earlier iland, from Middle English, from Old English īgland (akin to Old Norse eyland), from īg island (akin to Old English ēa river, Latin aqua water) + land land Date: before 12th century 1. a tract of land surrounded by water and smaller than a continent 2. something resembling an island especially in its isolated or surrounded position: as a. a usually raised area within a thoroughfare, parking lot, or driveway used especially to separate or direct traffic b. a superstructure on the deck of a ship (as an aircraft carrier) c. a kitchen counter that is approachable from all sides 3. an isolated group or area; especially an isolated ethnological group II. transitive verb Date: 1661 1. a. to make into or as if into an island b. to dot with or as if with islands 2. isolate

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  • Island — Ísland Island …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • island — [ī′lənd] n. [< ME iland (respelled by assoc. with unrelated ISLE) < OE igland, iegland, lit., island land & ealand, lit., water land < ig, ieg, isle (akin to Ger aue, ON ey < PGmc * aujo, akin to * ahwo) & ea, water < PGmc * ahwo,… …   English World dictionary

  • Island — Island, palabra inglesa que significa «isla», puede referirse a: Island (Yonne), comuna de Francia. Island (álbum), álbum de Current 93. Island (banda), banda musical chipriota. Island Records, empresa discográfica. Ísland es la palabra islandesa …   Wikipedia Español

  • Island — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Island — Is land, v. t. 1. To cause to become or to resemble an island; to make an island or islands of; to isle. Shelley. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with an island or with islands; as, to island the deep. Southey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Island — Island, eine zu Dänemark gehörige Insel im nördlichen Atlantischen Ozean, liegt zwischen 63°23 –66°32 nördl. Br. und 13°31 –24°29 westl. L., ist 965 km von Norwegen und 360 km von Grönland entfernt. Ihre Ausdehnung beträgt von N. nach S 356 km,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Island — Island, die große Insel des nördlichen Eismeeres, welche schon den Römern und Griechen unter dem Namen Thule bekannt gewesen sein soll. Wahrscheinlich wurde sie von Norwegen aus bevölkert und kam später mit diesem unter dänische Oberherrschaft.… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • island — island, isle The two words are etymologically unconnected. Island is derived from an Old English word īgland, which is a combination of īg (itself meaning ‘island’) and land; isle is a reduced form of insula, the Latin word for ‘island’ …   Modern English usage

  • Island — (Пефки,Греция) Категория отеля: Адрес: Paraliaki Odos, Пефки, 34200, Греция Описание …   Каталог отелей

  • island — index isolate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 island …   Law dictionary

  • Island — может обозначать: Island Records  звукозаписывающая компания Island (группа)  киприотская поп группа, участники Евровидения 1981 …   Википедия

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