Definition of 'island'
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It’s a beautiful part of the island but has not been sampled well over time. Smithsonian Insider (2017)It is highly unlikely that the island will become habitable for overnight tourists in the near future. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Hell is deserted islands and bullies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The terrified pair cancelled a planned yachting trip round the Greek islands. The Sun (2016)We live on a small island, after all. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The rest of the cruise continued to tick off fabulous Greek islands. The Sun (2016)I held the view that desert islands were potentially hazardous places. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I was thinking of a resort on one of the smaller Caribbean islands. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I had to stay on the island for three days until there was a direct flight back to London. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Here's a fabulous little inn at a cracking price on one of our favourite Caribbean islands. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When does an island become a continent? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The blast caused a landslide that collapsed the western part of the island. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The island is a place where residents leave their cars and homes unlocked. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The voyage ended with a huge party on a small island. Somewhere East of Life (1994)What are your five desert island staples? Times, Sunday Times (2008)We stayed overnight in port so there was time to see the islands on day two. The Sun (2014)No place on the island was safe. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)Such islands have become a symbol to nationalists in the countries involved. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They come without baggage to interrupt the daydream of a desert island. Times, Sunday Times (2008)These days the island is encouraging a richer crowd. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Here we discover why the idyllic islands are perfect places to live for these creatures. The Sun (2012)Designers on this small island of ours are at the top of their game and envied and admired throughout the world. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She had booked a hotel and flight to a Greek island. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To which group of islands does Lanzarote belong? The Sun (2014)And he owned property on a Greek island. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What is this purportedly critical part of the island nation's tale? Times, Sunday Times (2013)This eastern part of the island is known as Avalon. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)A local conflict in a small group of islands a long way away about which we knew very little. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They formed a big queue at security but made it to their huge villa in the Canary island and yesterday soaked up the sun. The Sun (2013)Spend your summer holiday relaxing on the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But with the finish line on the Caribbean island of Antigua in sight yesterday they ran aground. The Sun (2010)What's wrong with wanting to buy a small Greek island? Times, Sunday Times (2010)When the island becomes toxic and carnivorous, Pi is forced to flee. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)One of his favourite anecdotes was about the summer in the 1970s when he was holidaying on a Caribbean island. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'island'
British English: island /ˈaɪlənd/ NOUN
An island is a piece of land that is completely surrounded by water.
...a remote island.
- American English: island
- Arabic: جَزِيرَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ilha
- Chinese: 岛屿
- Croatian: otok
- Czech: ostrov
- Danish: ø
- Dutch: eiland
- European Spanish: isla
- Finnish: saari
- French: île
- German: Insel
- Greek: νησί
- Italian: isola
- Japanese: 島
- Korean: 섬
- Norwegian: øy
- Polish: wyspa
- European Portuguese: ilha
- Romanian: insulă
- Russian: остров
- Spanish: isla
- Swedish: ö
- Thai: เกาะ
- Turkish: ada
- Ukrainian: острів
- Vietnamese: đảo trên biển
Definition of island from the Collins English Dictionary
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