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an island chain
▪ the island chain from Asia to Australasia
desert island
traffic island
uninhabited island
▪ an uninhabited island
▪ Suppose the economy is not one large, unified entity but is instead divided into a large number of islands.
▪ The greatest resistance to union came primarily from the Gaelic peoples who inhabited the largest separate island to the west, Ireland.
▪ Elba is the largest island off the Tuscan coast but is still small enough to explore with ease.
▪ Tioman is the largest east-coast island, its smaller neighbours are mostly little-developed with unspoilt beaches.
▪ Then, confident that we hadn't missed many, we set course for the larger island of Whalsay.
▪ The largest island in the Bay of Naples it boasts a bustling port, thermal spas and sandy beaches.
▪ The largest of the islands, Majorca, has much more to recommend it than just beaches.
▪ Porto Santo is the second largest island in the Madeira group, and the only other one which is populated.
▪ As we walked around this pretty little island we were charmed by the friendliness of the local people.
▪ As they approached the first little island, Claude cut down on the power and turned north along the shoreline.
▪ For the Out Skerries comprise a group of three little islands which are conveniently arranged to form a perfect natural harbour.
▪ The handsome park adjoining the palace was almost empty of people but two screaming peacocks on a little island provided company enough.
▪ The little island seemed to float before her in the purply twilight, partly masked by a stand of reeds and cattails.
▪ In spring and early summer, some of the little islands here are a stunning mass of bluebells.
▪ Damage on all three main inhabited islands was estimated at US$1,000 million.
▪ The nearest hospital is on the main island, and the boat comes only once or twice a day.
▪ The other main islands are named Great and Little Piton.
▪ Okinawa, the main island in the Ryukyu archipelago, is only seventy miles long and seven miles wide.
▪ Tobago, the smaller of the country's two main constituent islands, achieved full internal self-government in early 1987.
▪ Meanwhile Miyako Immigration would send a message about Loi to their headquarters on the main island of Honshu.
▪ Not once, even in the most remote spots and island hideaways, has Diana forgotten to put on her bikini top.
▪ Despite evidence in the 40s that leprosy was rarely contagious and easily treated, lepers were banished to remote islands until 1996.
▪ Many other botanists have also visited the remote and outlying islands during the period under discussion.
▪ He should know; he was once warden of the remote island of Skokholm off the Pembrokeshire coast.
▪ Bergman was 47 when he met Ullmann, with whom he settled on the remote island of Faro in 1967.
▪ No forgotten outcast on a remote island ever had to put up with anything like this.
▪ Bird's island haven A REMOTE Donegal island is proving a haven for a native bird threatened by extinction.
▪ This is a small island and tongues are beginning to wag.
▪ A crowd looked down from the edge of a small island of muddy roadway.
▪ This club was on a small island off the coast; it was reached by a causeway.
▪ There is a small island off the coast just there, with the remains of a broch on it.
▪ After sailing all day, I reached a small island, where I slept that night.
▪ Isolated cottage on small Hebridean island off the coast of Mull.
▪ Huemul turned out to be a small island in lake Nahuel Huapi, high on the slopes of the Patagonian Andes.
▪ On a small island like this, that is a very important thing.
▪ Each time we crossed the causeway over to the tiny island of Reine, we paused and photographed.
▪ Sunrise engulfs the tiny island, dawn all around us.
▪ An animal that once ranged over thousands of miles is forced to migrate to a tiny island.
▪ Sepulchers face the sea, as on the mainland, but on this tiny island death seems everywhere.
▪ It would have filled in the lake that had always separated their tiny island from the mainland.
▪ The tiny island is now a National Nature Reserve, famous for seabirds and seals.
▪ Already the national press and media were gathering in this tiny island.
▪ The two seek refuge on an uninhabited island.
▪ The new airport was to be built at Chek Lap Kok, a largely uninhabited island north of Lantau island.
▪ It turns the fan at a public toilet on an uninhabited island in Boston Harbor.
▪ In theory, the whole island could be live and extremely dangerous.
▪ Seawjter in this house meant the whole island had gone under.
▪ Yet many subjects throughout the whole island of Britain retained an affection - partly romantic - for the Stuarts.
▪ The whole island knew how Jesse handled the fish on the wharf at Mackerel Cove.
▪ To the whole island he was Bellybutton.
▪ March 17 is an official holiday when the whole island drops everything to tip their pints and dance to fife and drum.
▪ He has a passion to bring spiritual renewal to the whole island.
▪ Perhaps deities were transported in ships to describe a magic circle of divine protection round the whole island.
▪ One very obvious form is the volcanism of island arcs and continental-margin orogens associated with plate convergence.
▪ The second category is closely related to oceanic trenches and their associated island arcs or mountain belts.
▪ Where oceanic lithosphere is subducted beneath another oceanic part of a plate the associated volcanic activity and produce an intra-oceanic island arc.
▪ In most island arcs only a relatively small proportion of the individual volcanoes actually rise above sea level.
▪ Such back-arc spreading is analogous to that encountered behind some intra-oceanic island arcs.
▪ Unless the island arc is subducted it will be accreted to the continental-margin orogen previously formed along the edge of the continent.
▪ Convergent boundaries between oceanic lithosphere are marked by an oceanic trench, a volcanic island arc and a Wadati-Benioff zone.
▪ Carwyn seemed like a castaway on a desert island.
▪ One person can live on a desert island without leader-ship.
▪ But for the moment, it seems he isn't the luxury most women want to take on a desert island with them.
▪ The witch Sycorax, who died shortly before Prospero arrived, had enchanted the desert island.
▪ If you were abandoned on a desert island, you would have total personal sovereignty to do exactly what you want.
▪ His bookishness became useful when he began to study magic on the desert island.
▪ But he was no more comfortable on the radio programme than he would have been on the real desert island.
▪ The plan was to fly to the Cook islands, and spend at least three months alone on a desert island.
▪ The tramway station is now effectively a traffic island, surrounded by a one-way system and linked by pedestrian crossings. 3.
▪ Somehow his Volkswagen had climbed up on to a traffic island.
▪ In Bombay, for instance, every thousand people have only 0.1 hectares of open space - and this includes traffic islands.
▪ We round a couple of buoys beaded with cats' eyes; sea traffic islands.
▪ No one ever walks round a traffic island.
▪ This viewpoint today would come from the middle of a traffic island.
▪ I guided him to the traffic island in the middle.
▪ At second traffic island following sign to Beaumaris.
▪ She promised the community's support and help if indeed the parents and their witnesses had to leave the island.
▪ Alfred Anderson lost touch with the two men when he left the island in 1959.
▪ As soon as the men left the island a thunderbolt shattered the ship.
▪ How happy I was to leave the island!
▪ There have been too many stops on the road of the last twenty-nine years since her family left this island behind.
▪ Only the mountains were left above water, islands rising from the turbulent waves.
▪ Before we left the island for good though we had one last place to go.
▪ Tamils and Sinhalese have lived together on the island for 2,000-odd years.
▪ One person can live on a desert island without leader-ship.
▪ The people who were evacuated live on islands in the Zambezi.
▪ She lived on an island and slept, she wrote, on the beach.
▪ Besides Amy there were apparently two families living on the island.
▪ If I lived on an island, I would want to know how to swim, too.
▪ The pains of living in an overcrowded island are apparent enough for those who have to travel inside it.
▪ This type of person continued to visit the island until the 1960s and the advent of air travel for all.
▪ Wildlife enthusiasts may prefer to visit the nature reserve islands of Oxney and Thanet.
▪ In 1695, he toured both the Inner and the Outer Hebrides, visiting many of the islands personally.
▪ For real life, visit Moila, the island of the ivory tower.
▪ We had come to Phang Nga to visit the limestone islands that rear in their hundreds from the bay.
▪ Le Monde of Aug. 21 reported that the Prime Minister was to visit the island shortly.
▪ Travelling further by ferry to visit the islands of Ithaka and Cephalonia is possible from about June.
▪ We were intending to visit the island anyway, so on arrival a week later we called on Tony's coach.
▪ For centuries, Switzerland was an island of peace in troubled Europe.
▪ the island of Trinidad
▪ the Hawaiian Islands
▪ As Finch approached Howland, she, too, realized how fortunate she was to be able to find the island.
▪ Flotillas of tabular icebergs and ice islands sail among the pack ice.
▪ Moles floated like islands on both temples.
▪ Occasional islands of regenerative mucosa were present.
▪ Sepulchers face the sea, as on the mainland, but on this tiny island death seems everywhere.
▪ The morning of our last day on the island is brighter.
▪ There are beaches of rounded grey basalt pebbles of varying sizes elsewhere around the island.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Island \Is"land\, v. t.

  1. To cause to become or to resemble an island; to make an island or islands of; to isle.

  2. 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.]

  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.

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

  1. n. a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water

  2. a zone or area resembling an island

Island, KY -- U.S. city in Kentucky
Population (2000): 435
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.
Island, KY
Island -- U.S. County in Washington
Population (2000): 71558
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, WA
Island County
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 (Huxley novel)

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:

Island (disambiguation)

An island is a land mass entirely surrounded by water.

Island or Islands may also refer to:

Island (novel series)

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 (David Arkenstone album)

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 (music group)

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.

nl:Island (band)

Category:Cypriot musical groups Category:Eurovision Song Contest entrants of 1981 Category:Cypriot Eurovision Song Contest entrants

Island (book)

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 (Laymon novel)

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)

"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 (song)

"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 (Rogers novel)

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 (Kenny Wheeler album)

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 (1989 film)

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 (G-Side album)

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.

Island (visual novel)

is a Japanese visual novel developed by Front Wing and published by Prototype. An anime television series adaptation has been announced.

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.