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Definition of Island


  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. See Isle, n., 2.
  4. To cause to become or to resemble an island; to make an island or islands of; to isle.
  5. To furnish with an island or with islands; as, to island the deep.

Island Quotations

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
Baltasar Gracian

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
Winston Churchill

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. - Ralph W. Sockman
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
Ralph W. Sockman

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.
Walt Disney

We have the character of an island nation: independent, forthright, passionate in defence of our sovereignty. We can no more change this British sensibility than we can drain the English Channel. And because of this sensibility, we come to the European Union with a frame of mind that is more practical than emotional.
David Cameron
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Island Translations

island in Afrikaans is eiland
island in Dutch is eiland
island in Finnish is saari
island in German is Insel, Eiland, Insel
island in Hungarian is sziget
island in Italian is isola
island in Latin is insula
island in Portuguese is console, ilha
island in Spanish is isla
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