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You can see when an actor gets bored: Their eyes go dead. I promised myself I'd never let that happen. If it does, I'll go and live on a desert island for a year.
Anna Friel

Meaning of "desert island" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DESERT ISLAND

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DESERT ISLAND

noun
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verb
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conjunction
determiner
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Desert island is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DESERT ISLAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

desert island

Desert island

A desert island or uninhabited island is an island that is not populated by humans. Uninhabited islands are often used in movies or stories about shipwrecked people, and are also used as stereotypes for the idea of "paradise". Some uninhabited islands are protected as nature reserves and some are privately owned. Devon Island in Canada is claimed to be the largest uninhabited island in the world. Small coral atolls or islands usually have no source of fresh water, but at times a fresh water lens can be reached with a well.

Definition of desert island in the English dictionary

The definition of desert island in the dictionary is a small remote tropical island.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DESERT ISLAND

desert
desert boots
desert cooler
desert lynx
desert oak
desert palm
desert pea
desert rat
Desert Rats
desert rock
desert soil
deserted
deserter
desertic
desertification
desertify
desertion
desertisation
desertization
desertless

WORDS THAT END LIKE DESERT ISLAND

Chatham Island
Christmas Island
Coney Island
Deutschland
Friesland
Gippsland
grassland
Howland Island
island
Long Island
Norfolk Island
North Island
Pitcairn Island
Prince Edward Island
Queensland
Rhode Island
South Island
Staten Island
the South Island
Vancouver Island
Wake Island

Synonyms and antonyms of desert island in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «desert island» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DESERT ISLAND

Find out the translation of desert island to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of desert island from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «desert island» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

荒岛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

isla desierta
570 millions of speakers

English

desert island
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रेगिस्तान द्वीप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جَزِيرَةٌ اِسْتِوائِيَّةٌ غَيْرُ مَأْهُولَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

необитаемый остров
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ilha deserta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মরুভূমি দ্বীপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

île déserte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pulau padang pasir
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

einsame Insel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

無人島
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

무인도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pulo sepi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đảo hoang
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாலைவன தீவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वाळवंट बेट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çöl ada
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

isola deserta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bezludna wyspa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

безлюдний острів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

insulă pustie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ερημονήσι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verlate eiland
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

öde ö
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

øde øy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of desert island

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DESERT ISLAND»

The term «desert island» is quite widely used and occupies the 47.151 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DESERT ISLAND» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about desert island

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6 QUOTES WITH «DESERT ISLAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word desert island.
1
Daniel Dennett
A child raised on a desert island, alone, without social interaction, without language, and thus lacking empathy, is still a sentient being.
2
Anna Friel
You can see when an actor gets bored: Their eyes go dead. I promised myself I'd never let that happen. If it does, I'll go and live on a desert island for a year.
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Bertrand Piccard
A movie I must have seen 10 times is 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull.' It's an old movie, but still such a beautiful message. If I had only one film I could take on my computer on a desert island, I would take 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull.'
4
Anne Roiphe
If I were planning to be stranded on a desert island, I wouldn't take Freud's books with me, because I've already read them all.
5
Mia Sara
Rick Owens is my desert island designer. I could live in his clothes alone, and I collect Ossie Clark.
6
Steven Wright
Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island what book would I bring... 'How to Build a Boat.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DESERT ISLAND»

Discover the use of desert island in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to desert island and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Desert Island Dishes: Recipes from the world's top chefs ...
From simple suppers to complex dinner party crowd pleasers, each recipe in this book showcases Britain’s outstanding cooking talent in a celebration of 130 years of one of its best-loved and finest ingredients, Maldon sea salt.
The Maldon Salt Company, Jay Rayner, 2012
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Desert Island Discs: 70 years of castaways
It is a unique and enduringly popular take on our lives and times - and this extensively illustrated book tells in rich detail the colourful and absorbing story of an extraordinary institution.
Sean Magee, 2012
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Desert Island Discs: Flotsam & Jetsam: Fascinating facts, ...
Flotsam & Jetsam is the ultimate trivia book for fans of the popular BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs, and a fascinating introduction for all those who have yet to discover its delights.
Mitchell Symons, 2012
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Stranded: Rock and Roll for a Desert Island
Here are salutes, elegies, thank-you notes, and love letters to records such as the Rolling Stones'Beggars Banquet, the Ramones'Rocket to Russia,Captain Beefheart'sTrout Mask Replica, Something Else By the Kinks,and out-of-print classics by ...
Greil Marcus, 1979
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Marooned: The Next Generation of Desert Island Discs
Featuring original contributions from today’s leading music critics, Marooned is a revealing snapshot of the current state of pop music criticism.
Phil Freeman, 2007
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Acadia: The Complete Guide - Mount Desert Island and Acadia ...
Vacation destinations Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park are proven even more enjoyable by this guide to Bar Harbor, the Cranberry Isles, Isle au Haut, the Schoodic Peninsula, Seal Harbor, and Swan's Island--written by a Maine ...
James Kaiser, 2010
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Time and Tide in Acadia: Seasons on Mount Desert Island
Millions are drawn every year to the stunning beauty of this rocky landscape of spruce-fir forest and granite islands. Some, like nature writer Christopher Camuto, never stop coming back.
Christopher Camuto, 2011
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Mount Desert Island: Somesville, Southwest Harbor, and ...
Annually, Mount Desert Island attracts over three million visitors to Acadia National Park, where lofty mountains, balsam-scented forests, and Maine's granite-lined coast enchant all.
Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., Lydia B. Vandenbergh, 2001
9
Survive on a Desert Island
Adventurous children can experience life as a desert island castaway without ever leaving home.
Claire Llewellyn, 2006
10
Fishing Maine: An Angler's Guide to More Than 80 Fresh- And ...
Mount Desert Island, site of Acadia National Park, is known throughout the world as a place of startling natural beauty. This largest of Maine's islands offers swimming, hiking, camping, bicycling, horseback riding on well-kept carriage roads, ...
Tom Seymour, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DESERT ISLAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term desert island is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Island Police Log: Police deal with repeat customer
Two people were hurt in a traffic accident at the head of Mount Desert Island on Friday afternoon. Steven Walls, 73, of Bar Harbor was driving a ... «Mount Desert Islander, Jul 15»
2
I-Team: Adding up the cost of search and rescue incidents at …
MOUNT DESERT ISLAND (WGME) - Four people are recovering after they were hurt in just the past few days at Acadia National Park. «WGME, Jul 15»
3
Women's Health Center founding member leaves
BAR HARBOR — After 23 years of dedicated service, Certified Nurse Midwife Linda Robinson has left Mount Desert Island Hospital and the ... «Mount Desert Islander, Jul 15»
4
Fourth crowds set records
This year, Bar Harbor Rotarians were assisted by the volunteer efforts of Mount Desert Island Hospital staff and Boy Scout Troop 89. «Mount Desert Islander, Jul 15»
5
Mary Prince, others to show at Artemis
The exhibition will include a dozen of the artist's paintings and monotype prints of scenes of Mount Desert Island and her hometown, Jonesport. «Mount Desert Islander, Jul 15»
6
Biolab lands grant
... Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $392,463 to Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory to support innovative ... «Mount Desert Islander, Jul 15»
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Stephen Fry joins husband Elliott Spencer at Wimbledon
... I'm such an age now,' but actually that's rather good, but we better get on with it if we do," Stephen told Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs. «hellomagazine.com, Jul 15»
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Eventographic: Gü Puds' Dessert Island experience
Once they had selected a pudding to sample from the six on offer, they could immerse themselves in a desert island scenery of their choice. «Event Magazine, Jul 15»
9
Brown: State paycheck pain may be only crisis cure
It has forced Emanuel onto the political equivalent of a desert island. Forget about a Chicago casino, a sales tax on services, a restored state ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
10
Find out how to have a Desert Island Dinner with Robert Thompson …
Youth charity UKSA is the official Cowes Week charity and they bring you Desert Island Dinner – the ultimate fine dining experience and charity ... «On The Wight, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Desert island [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/desert-island>. Oct 2021 ».
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