Crossword clues for island
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Island \Is"land\, v. t.
To cause to become or to resemble an island; to make an island or islands of; to isle.
To furnish with an island or with islands; as, to island the deep.
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 water. The s is due to confusion with isle. Cf. Ait, Eyot, Ewer, Aquatic.]
A tract of land surrounded by water, and smaller than a continent. Cf. Continent.
Anything regarded as resembling an island; as, an island of ice.
(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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1590s, earlier yland (c.1300), from Old English igland "island," from ieg "island" (from Proto-Germanic *aujo "thing on the water," from PIE *akwa- "water;" see aqua-) + land (n.). Spelling modified 15c. by association with similar but unrelated isle. An Old English cognate was ealand "river-land, watered place, meadow by a river." In place names, Old English ieg is often used of "slightly raised dry ground offering settlement sites in areas surrounded by marsh or subject to flooding" [Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names]. Related: Islander.
n. 1 A contiguous area of land, smaller than a continent, totally surrounded by water. 2 An entity surrounded by other entities that are very different from itself. 3 A superstructure on an aircraft carrier's deck. 4 (context chiefly UK English) A traffic island. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To surround with water; make into an island 2 (context transitive English) To set, dot (as if) with islands 3 (context transitive English) To isolate
n. a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
a zone or area resembling an island
Housing Units (2000): 210
Land area (2000): 0.351417 sq. miles (0.910166 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.351417 sq. miles (0.910166 sq. km)
FIPS code: 39700
Located within: Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21
Location: 37.442444 N, 87.146633 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 42350
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Housing Units (2000): 32378
Land area (2000): 208.433586 sq. miles (539.840486 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 308.953023 sq. miles (800.184622 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 517.386609 sq. miles (1340.025108 sq. km)
Located within: Washington (WA), FIPS 53
Location: 48.181864 N, 122.587342 W
Island County, WA
ISLAND (previously IYLO) is a residential skyscraper under construction in the London Borough of Croydon, London, with an expected completion date in 2015. The slogan used by the clients Phoenix Logistics and E3 Property International is Inspiration For Life. The building, once finished, will feature 20 floors of apartments and a roof height of . The tower is elliptical in plan comprising two equal halves which 'slide' past one another. The architects of the building are Darling Associates Architecture, with a number of other firms working on IYLO including Phoenix Logistics Limited, E3 Property International Ltd., Lancsville Construction Ltd., Jones Lang LaSalle, Matthew Consultants, Macfarlane Wilder, Scott Wilson, Scott Wilson, Cole Jarman Associates, dp9 and Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. The tower is part of the Croydon Vision 2020 regeneration plan for Croydon to add to its goal of being London's Third City.
Island is the final book by English writer Aldous Huxley, published in 1962. It is the account of Will Farnaby, a cynical journalist who is shipwrecked on the fictional island of Pala. Island is Huxley's utopian counterpart to his most famous work, the 1932 dystopian novel Brave New World, itself often paired with George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. The ideas that would become Island can be seen in a foreword he wrote in 1946 to a new edition of Brave New World:
An island is a land mass entirely surrounded by water.
Island or Islands may also refer to:
Island is a novel trilogy by Canadian author Gordon Korman. The books are set in contemporary times and designed for young teenagers.
The series consists of:
- Shipwreck (2000)
- Survival (2001)
- Escape (2001)
- Island Trilogy Bind-Up Book (2006)
Island is an instrumental album by David Arkenstone with Andrew White, released in 1989. It is a departure from Arkenstone's mostly electronic debut album Valley in the Clouds.
Island was a band formed for the Eurovision Song Contest 1981.
It consisted of: Alexia Vassiliou, Areti Kassapi Haralbidou, Aristos Moskovakis, Roger Lee and Doros Georgiadis.
It represented Cyprus for the first time in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song " Monika". The band ended in 6th place with 69 points.
Category:Cypriot musical groups Category:Eurovision Song Contest entrants of 1981 Category:Cypriot Eurovision Song Contest entrants
Island is a book of short stories by Alistair MacLeod, first published in 2000 by McClelland and Stewart.
The book collects all of the short stories published in MacLeod's earlier collections, The Lost Salt Gift of Blood and As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories, as well as two previously unpublished stories. The volume was published because the success of MacLeod's 1999 debut novel No Great Mischief revived interest in MacLeod's prior work, which was largely out of print by this time.
Island is a thriller novel by American author Richard Laymon, originally published in 1991 by Headline Features. It was reissued in 2002 by Leisure Publishing, with new cover artwork and a foreword by popular suspense novelist Dean Koontz.
"Island (Float Away)" is the fourth track and first single from The Starting Line's 2007 album, Direction. The song impacted radio on June 26, 2007. The music video for the song was directed by Jay Martin and it takes place on a shipwrecked beach. The music video premiered on July 31, 2007 on TRL. The song hit #21 on the US Modern Rock chart in 2007 and is the band's only charting single on any Billboard chart.
"Island" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Eddy Raven. It was released in April 1990 as the fourth single from the album Temporary Sanity. The song reached #10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It was written by Raven and Troy Seals.
Island is a novel by Jane Rogers, first published in 1999. It is a contemporary novel set on an isolated Scottish island, partly inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest. It uses folk tales and short episodes of brutal psychological realism to describe the mental transformation of an angry young woman.
The novel has been adapted for the film Island, which was released in 2011. 2
Island is a studio album by Canadian musician Kenny Wheeler and trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, recorded in 2002 and released on Artist House Records in 2003.
Island is a 1989 Australian film directed by Paul Cox starring Irene Papas.
It is not to be confused with the 1975 short film of the same title also made by Cox.
Island (stylized as iSLAND) is the fifth studio album by American hip hop duo G-Side. It was released by Slow Motion Soundz on November 11, 2011.
Usage examples of "island".
The third and fourth humans on the island had tried to find their privacy as far from the abo village and the tunnel pool as possible.
On the 17th of April the Essex came in sight of Chatham Island, one of the largest, and remained cruising in the neighborhood of the group till the beginning of June, when want of water compelled her to go to Tumbez, a port on the continent just abreast of the Galapagos.
They say that his colonial conviction and present sentence to this godforsaken island was for bushranging, after absconding from his assigned place of work.
Martin Cash was a fellow countryman, born at Enniscorthy in County Wexford, and when he had been sent to Norfolk Island, he had talked freely of his exploits as absconder and bushranger, taking great pride in both.
Hengist, who boldly aspired to the conquest of Britain, exhorted his countrymen to embrace the glorious opportunity: he painted in lively colors the fertility of the soil, the wealth of the cities, the pusillanimous temper of the natives, and the convenient situation of a spacious solitary island, accessible on all sides to the Saxon fleets.
Great Britain, her ready acquiescence in the transfer of Corsica to France, and the encouragement of the French minister Choiseul, emboldened the Spanish court to revive its pretensions to these islands.
The Admiral having asked him about the condition of the country, the Adelantado recounted to him how Francisco Roldan had arisen with 80 men, with all the rest of the occurrences which had passed in this island, since he left it.
Also, in a suit to enforce double liability, brought in Rhode Island against a stockholder in a Kansas trust company, the courts of Rhode Island were held to be obligated to extend recognition to the statutes and court decisions of Kansas whereunder it is established that a Kansas judgment recovered by a creditor against the trust company is not only conclusive as to the liability of the corporation but also an adjudication binding each stockholder therein.
Earlier, they had slithered out of the water onto the island and began crawling toward the admin building.
These relics included an enclosure of coral blocks marking the outlines of a rectangular building which, Emory and Finney considered, showed similarities to some Tongan structures, and basalt adzes which must have come from a high volcanic island, since basalt does not occur naturally on low atolls.
The adzes bore resemblances to those of various inhabited Polynesian islands.
Argentine Base, Deception Island, disclosed that, on July 3, 16 persons including three Chilean sub officers had observed an aerial object over the northern area of the Island moving in a north-northeast direction, varying speed, oscillatory course, changing yellow-green-orange color, leaving a contrail at 30 degrees elevation.
Still on the same day, at the Argentine base at Orkney Island, two meteorological observers sighted an aerial object flying at high speed on a parabolic trajectory, course E-W, white luminosity, causing disturbance in the magnetic field registered on geomagnetic instruments with patterns notably out of the normal.
One of those sudden storms of summer had blown up from the sea, and Peggy knew enough of Long Island weather to know that these disturbances were usually accompanied by terrific winds--squalls and gusts that no aeroplane yet built or thought of could hope to cope with.
James Bell and the man from Lost Brig Island out of the aeroplane shed.