island meaning

[ 'ailənd ] Pronunciation:   "island" in a sentence
  • Noun: island  Ilund
    1. A land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water 
    2. A zone or area resembling an island

    Derived forms: islands

    See also: insular, islander

    Type of: dry land, earth, ground, land, solid ground, terra firma, zone

    Part of: archipelago

    Encyclopedia: Island, Belfast Island Island, KY Island, Yonne Island, Kentucky

  • [Architecture]

    In the design of a parking lot (car park), a raised area having a curb, so located to separate traffic lanes and/or to guide traffic.

  • [Medicine]
    The science dealing with the earth and its life,especially the description of land,sea,and air and the distribution of plant and animal life,including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster,3d ed) n : an isolated anatomical structure, tissue, or group of cells


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  1. we were shipwrecked on a deserted island.
  2. the giantess stands on her tiny island.
  3. he sailed the boat between the islands.
  4. leros island may well share its fate.
  5. they rafted the stores over to the island.

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