island definition

  • noun:
    • A land size, particularly one smaller than a continent, entirely surrounded by liquid.
    • some thing resembling an island, particularly in being separated or encircled, as:
    • An unattached cooking area counter providing comfortable access from all sides.
    • an increasing curbed location, usually regularly delineate rows of parking spaces or lanes of traffic.
    • The superstructure of a ship, specifically an aircraft company.
    • physiology A cluster of cells differing in framework or purpose from the cells constituting the encompassing muscle.
    • A contiguous part of land, smaller compared to a continent, totally enclosed by liquid.
    • An entity surrounded by various other entities which can be completely different from it self.
    • A superstructure on an aircraft carrier's deck
    • A traffic area.
    • A tract of land-surrounded by-water, and smaller than a continent. Cf. Continent.
    • something thought to be resembling an island.
    • See Isle, n., 2.
    • A tract of land-surrounded by-water, whether of the sea, a river, or a lake: in contradistinction to mainland or continent.
    • One thing resembling an island: as, an island of drifting ice.
    • A hill increasing away from reduced ground or swampy land, a tiny clump of woodland in a prairie, or even the like.
    • A meringue of white of egg and sugar drifting in divisions upon soft custard.
    • In structure, any circumscribed portion of muscle or aggregation of cells differing in framework from the surrounding parts.
    • a zone or area resembling an island
    • a land mass (smaller compared to a continent) that is in the middle of liquid
  • verb-transitive:
    • which will make into or just as if into an island; insulate: a secluded mansion, islanded by shrubbery and fences.
    • resulting in to become or even to resemble an island; to produce an island or countries of; to isle.
    • To furnish with an island or with countries.
  • verb:
    • To surround with liquid; make into an island
    • setting, dot (like) with countries
    • To isolate
  • others:
    • resulting in to be or look like an island; insulate.
    • To dot just like countries.
    • See Iceland, Iceland dog.
    • Isolated; separate.

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