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I think the water dictates how food will taste in a country. In England the apples taste unlike apples grown in any other place. England is an island, there's a lot of salt in the air and in the water. I think that has something to do with it.
Gael Garcia Bernal

Meaning of "island" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ISLAND

Old English īgland, from īg island + land; s inserted through influence of isle.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ISLAND

island  [ˈaɪlənd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ISLAND

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Island is a verb and can also act as 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.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb island in English.

WHAT DOES ISLAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

island

Island

An island /ˈaɪlənd/ or isle /ˈaɪl/ is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, skerries, cays or keys. An island in a river or a lake island may be called an eyot or ait, or a holm. A grouping of geographically or geologically related islands is called an archipelago, e.g. the Philippines. An island may be described as such despite the presence of an artificial land bridge, for example Singapore and its causeway, or the various Dutch delta islands, such as IJsselmonde. Some places may even retain "island" in their names for historical reasons after being connected to a larger landmass by a wide land bridge, such as Coney Island or Coronado Island. Conversely, when a piece of land is separated from the mainland by a man-made canal, for example the Peloponnese by the Corinth Canal, it is generally not considered an island. There are two main types of islands: continental islands and oceanic islands. There are also artificial islands.

Definition of island in the English dictionary

The first definition of island in the dictionary is a mass of land that is surrounded by water and is smaller than a continent. Other definition of island is a part, structure, or group of cells distinct in constitution from its immediate surroundings related adjective insular. Island is also to cause to become an island.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ISLAND

PRESENT

Present
I island
you island
he/she/it islands
we island
you island
they island
Present continuous
I am islanding
you are islanding
he/she/it is islanding
we are islanding
you are islanding
they are islanding
Present perfect
I have islanded
you have islanded
he/she/it has islanded
we have islanded
you have islanded
they have islanded
Present perfect continuous
I have been islanding
you have been islanding
he/she/it has been islanding
we have been islanding
you have been islanding
they have been islanding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I islanded
you islanded
he/she/it islanded
we islanded
you islanded
they islanded
Past continuous
I was islanding
you were islanding
he/she/it was islanding
we were islanding
you were islanding
they were islanding
Past perfect
I had islanded
you had islanded
he/she/it had islanded
we had islanded
you had islanded
they had islanded
Past perfect continuous
I had been islanding
you had been islanding
he/she/it had been islanding
we had been islanding
you had been islanding
they had been islanding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will island
you will island
he/she/it will island
we will island
you will island
they will island
Future continuous
I will be islanding
you will be islanding
he/she/it will be islanding
we will be islanding
you will be islanding
they will be islanding
Future perfect
I will have islanded
you will have islanded
he/she/it will have islanded
we will have islanded
you will have islanded
they will have islanded
Future perfect continuous
I will have been islanding
you will have been islanding
he/she/it will have been islanding
we will have been islanding
you will have been islanding
they will have been islanding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would island
you would island
he/she/it would island
we would island
you would island
they would island
Conditional continuous
I would be islanding
you would be islanding
he/she/it would be islanding
we would be islanding
you would be islanding
they would be islanding
Conditional perfect
I would have island
you would have island
he/she/it would have island
we would have island
you would have island
they would have island
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been islanding
you would have been islanding
he/she/it would have been islanding
we would have been islanding
you would have been islanding
they would have been islanding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you island
we let´s island
you island
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to island
Past participle
islanded
Present Participle
islanding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ISLAND


Cleveland
ˈkliːvlənd
England
ˈɪŋɡlənd
Falkland
ˈfɔːlklənd
Finland
ˈfɪnlənd
Greenland
ˈɡriːnlənd
highland
ˈhaɪlənd
holland
ˈhɒlənd
Iceland
ˈaɪslənd
interisland
ˌɪntərˈaɪlənd
Ireland
ˈaɪələnd
mainland
ˈmeɪnlənd
Oakland
ˈəʊklənd
Poland
ˈpəʊlənd
Portland
ˈpɔːtlənd
Roland
ˈrəʊlənd
Ryeland
ˈraɪlənd
Scotland
ˈskɒtlənd
Switzerland
ˈswɪtsələnd
Wayland
ˈweɪlənd
Zealand
ˈziːlənd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ISLAND

island arc
island grey fox
island nation
island of Reil
island universe
island-hopping
island-like
islander
Islands
islands council
islands of Langerhans
Islands of the Blessed
Islas Malvinas
Islay
isle

WORDS THAT END LIKE ISLAND

Chatham Island
Christmas Island
Coney Island
desert island
Deutschland
Friesland
Gippsland
grassland
Howland 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 island in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ISLAND»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «island» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of island
atoll · holm · inch · isle · islet

Translation of «island» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ISLAND

Find out the translation of island to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of 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 «island» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

岛屿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

isla
570 millions of speakers

English

island
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

द्वीप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جَزِيرَةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

остров
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ilha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দ্বীপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

île
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pulau
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Insel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pulo
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đảo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தீவின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बेट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ada
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

isola
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wyspa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

острів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

insulă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νησί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eiland
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ö
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

øy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of island

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ISLAND»

The term «island» is very widely used and occupies the 1.876 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ISLAND» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «island» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «island» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «ISLAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word island.
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Venerable Bede
Ireland, in breadth, and for wholesomeness and serenity of climate, far surpasses Britain; for the snow scarcely ever lies there above three days: no man makes hay in the summer for winter's provision, or builds stables for his beasts of burden... the island abounds in milk and honey.
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James Theodore Bent
In every island of the Aegean Sea are found abundant traces of a vast prehistoric empire.
3
Amy J. Berg
As the people of Shishmaref lose their natural hunting grounds to the warming sea, they are forced to buy U.S. canned goods from the only local store on the island; however, this is not their natural diet and cannot sustain them throughout the year.
4
Gael Garcia Bernal
I think the water dictates how food will taste in a country. In England the apples taste unlike apples grown in any other place. England is an island, there's a lot of salt in the air and in the water. I think that has something to do with it.
5
Thomas Bulfinch
The Romans held Britain from the invasion of Julius Caesar till their voluntary withdrawal from the island, A.D. 420,- that is, about five hundred years.
6
Wilfred Burchett
In this first testing ground of the atomic bomb I have seen the most terrible and frightening desolation in four years of war. It makes a blitzed Pacific island seem like an Eden. The damage is far greater than photographs can show.
7
David Cameron
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.
8
Leos Carax
When I was 16, I discovered this island called cinema and I thought: 'Oh, how wonderful; I'm ready.'
9
Nestor Carbonell
I was born in New York, but I'm of Cuban heritage. Maybe there's a little island in my blood.
10
Willem Dafoe
Let's hope I never end up on a deserted island, because I could never make a decision on which three CDs to take with me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ISLAND»

Discover the use of island in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to island and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Treasure Island
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.
Laurel and Associates, Robert Louis Stevenson, 1999
2
Bad Island
After Reese and his family are stranded on an island during a boating trip, they discover the island is not what it seems when the island's lethal inhabitants come after them.
‎2011
3
No Man Is an Island
This volume is a stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to find the meaning of human existence and to live the richest, fullest and noblest life. --Chicago Tribune
Thomas Merton, 2005
4
Nim's Island
But when her father’s cell-phone calls stop coming and disaster seems near, Nim has to be stronger and braver than she’s ever been before. And she’ll need all her friends to help her. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Wendy Orr, 2008
5
Island: The Collected Stories
We hope they will aid your understanding of this powerful short story collection, representing thirty years of MacLeod's writing about his beloved Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and the descendants of the Scottish Highlanders who inhabit this ...
Alistair MacLeod, 2001
6
Rotten Island
Rotten Island has always been a paradise for nasty creatures, until one awful day a beautiful flower begins to grow, threatening to spoil the island forever.
William Steig, 2005
7
Island: Fact and Theory in Nature
This provocative book describes Guana's flora and fauna against the backdrop of islands worldwide and their ecology, evolution, and conservation.
James D. Lazell, 2005
8
Shipwreck
Follows a group of six kids stranded on a deserted island as they embark on a quest for survival that tests their limits.
Gordon Korman, 2001
9
Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective
Misconceptions about the Three Mile Island crisis are cleared up in a study that reveals the causes, contexts, and consequences of the worst accident in the history of nuclear power in the United States.
J. Samuel Walker, 2006
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The Other Side of the Island
Born in the eighth year of Enclosure, ten-year-old Honor lives in a highly regulated colony with her defiant parents, but when they have an illegal second child and are taken away, it is up to Honor and her friend Helix, another ...
Allegra Goodman, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ISLAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term island is used in the context of the following news items.
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BREAKING: Staten Island BOLO Issued for Possible Terrorists …
Authorities on Staten Island are looking for the cars and people shown in these photos. (NYPD). A lane on the Outerbridge Crossing was ... «New York Observer, Jul 15»
2
Police looking on Staten Island for men possibly with assault rifles …
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Police are on high alert, looking for people possibly carrying assault rifles, law enforcement sources told the Advance. «SILive.com, Jul 15»
3
Taiwan Promotes Its Island Claim in South China Sea - ABC News
Taiwan's unusual use of Taiping Island in the heavily contested Spratly archipelago may appeal particularly to the United States, a staunch, ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
4
Work continues to save holiday homes on Great Keppel Island after
Great Keppel Island off Rockhampton in central Queensland is slowly bouncing back, almost six months after Cyclone Marcia damaged ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
5
It Works founder pays $14.5 million for Little Bokeelia Island
Real estate agent Klaus Lang is asking potential buyers to “present your best offers” on the 104-acre island with a mansion and guest house ... «The News-Press, Jul 15»
6
Meet the boss: Hamilton Island's Glenn Bourke
Speaking from his office overlooking the Hamilton Island Marina, it's easy to see why the island's chief executive officer, Glenn Bourke, feels the ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
7
Police receiving international tips in Deer Island 'Baby Doe' case …
As the memorial grows on the edge of Deer Island for the young girl found in a trash bag over three-weeks ago, 5 Investigates has learned the ... «WCVB Boston, Jul 15»
8
I Heart My Island: Alfred's Curaçao – Intelligent Travel
The Dutch came to Curaçao, a Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela, in 1634. The capital city, Willemstad (above), is know for its colorful ... «National Geographic Traveler Magazine, Jul 15»
9
A no man's island in Nicaragua - FT.com
From the “lighthouse” (a lookout on the highest point of the island) there are no bloated all-inclusive resorts obstructing the view, nor is the ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
10
'We'll depopulate – and very, very quickly the island will be gone'
Members of the island's community met TDs in Dublin this week to defend their school from practical closure – something they see as a ... «thejournal.ie, Jul 15»

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