Complete Definition of "island"

Image:ParatutaeIsland.jpg|thumb|right|An island.
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Etymology
OE. Ä«Ä¡land. The S was added by confusion with French isle, which is not related but is instead from Latin insula. Cognate with German Aue, "water-meadow", and Latin aqua. Compare German Eiland, Old Norse eyland, and English ey as in Anglesey, Bardsey, Ely.

Pronunciation
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Noun
en-noun

  1. An area of land totally surrounded by water.
  2. An entity surrounded by other entities that are very different from itself.

#: an island of tranquility (a calm place surrounded by a noisy environment)

Synonyms
italbrac-colon|an entity surrounded by other very different entities oasis

Derived terms
islander
desert island
tidal island

Related terms
insular
isle
islet

Translations
trans-top|area of land surrounded by water
Albanian: t-|sq|ishull|m|xsAlbanian, t-|sq|ujdhesë|f|xsAlbanian
Crimean Tatar: ada#Crimean Tatar|ada
Czech: t+|cs|ostrov|m
Croatian: t-|hr|otok|m
Danish: ø c, (of sand) holm c, (of rock) skær c
Faroese: oyggj f, (small island, or river-island) hólmur m
Finnish: t+|fi|saari
French: t+|fr|île|f
German: t+|de|Insel|f
Greek: t+|el|νηÏί|n|sc=Grek (nisí)
Hebrew: he-translation|××|i|wv=×Ö´× m
Hungarian: t+|hu|sziget
Italian: t+|it|isola|f, t-|it|isole|p
Japanese: 島 (ãã¾, shimá)
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Latin: t+|la|insula|f, t+|la|insulae|p
Latvian: t-|lv|sala|f|xs=Latvian
Lower Sorbian: kupa f
Norwegian: t+|no|øy|m|f
Old English: ieg|īeġ f
Polish: t+|pl|wyspa|f
Portuguese: t+|pt|ilha|f, t+|pt|ilhas|p
Russian: t+|ru|оÑÑÑов|m|tróstrov|scCyrl
Slovene: t+|sl|otok|m
Spanish: t+|es|isla|f, t+|es|islas|p
Swedish: t+|sv|ö|c, t+|sv|holme|c, t+|sv|kobbe|c, t+|sv|skär|n
Upper Sorbian: kupa f
Vietnamese: t+|vi|Äảo|xs=Vietnamese
Welsh: t-|cy|ynys|f|xs=Welsh
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trans-top|entity surrounded by other entities that are very different from itself
Albanian: t-|sq|ishull|m|xs=Albanian
Czech: t+|cs|ostrov|m
Danish: t+|da|ø|c
Faroese: t-|fo|oyggj|f|xs=Faroese
Finnish: t-|fi|saareke
French: t+|fr|île|f
Hebrew: he-translation|××|i|wv=×Ö´× m
Hungarian: t+|hu|sziget
trans-mid
Japanese: 島 (ãã¾, shimá)
Latvian: t-|lv|sala|f|xs=Latvian
Norwegian: t+|no|øy|m|f
Polish: t+|pl|wyspa|f
Russian: t+|ru|оÑÑÑов|m|tróstrov|scCyrl
Slovene: t+|sl|otok|m
Swedish: t+|sv|ö|c
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Translations to be checked
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trans-top|translations to be checked
ttbc|Ainu: ã¢ã·ãª|ã¢ã·<span style="font-size:70%;">ãª</span> (moshir)
ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|جزÙرة|جÙزÙÙرÙØ© unicode|(jazÄ«ra) f, ARchar|جزائر|جÙزÙائÙر unicode|(jazÄâir) p, ARchar|جزر|جÙزÙر (júzur) p
ttbc|Basque: irla, uharte
ttbc|Bosnian: ostrvo#Bosnian|ostrvo n
ttbc|Catalan: illa f
ttbc|Chinese: 島 (dÇo)
ttbc|Dutch: eiland n, eilanden p
ttbc|Esperanto: insulo
ttbc|Estonian: saar, saared p
ttbc|Fijian: yanuyanu
ttbc|Greek, Ancient: νήÏÎ¿Ï (nísos) f
ttbc|Icelandic: eyja, eyland
ttbc|Ido: insulo
ttbc|Ilocano: puro
ttbc|Indonesian: pulau, nusa
ttbc|Interlingua: insula
ttbc|Irish: oileán m1
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ttbc|Korean: ì¬ (seom)
ttbc|Kurdish: girav, dûrge
ttbc|Lithuanian: sala f
ttbc|Malay: pulau
ttbc|Maori: motu
ttbc|Persian: FAchar|جزÛرÙ|جÙزÙÛرÙÙ (jazireh)
ttbc|Romanian: insulã f, insule p
ttbc|Sardinian: isula f
ttbc|Scottish Gaelic: eilean m, innis f (less common)
ttbc|Serbian

ttbc|Slovak: ostrov m
ttbc|Tagalog: pulo
ttbc|Telugu: à°¦à±à°µà°¿ (dIvi), à°¦à±à°µà±à°ªà° (dveepaM)
ttbc|Turkish: ada
ttbc|Volapük: nisul
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See also
archipelago
atoll
cay
continent
key
Island - Iceland in other languages

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