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Meaning of "Wake Island" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WAKE ISLAND

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WAKE ISLAND

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Wake Island is a noun.
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WHAT DOES WAKE ISLAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wake Island

Wake Island

Wake Island is a coral atoll with a coastline of 12 miles just north of the Marshall Islands. It is an unorganized, unincorporated territory of the United States, administered by the Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior. There are about 150 people living on its 2.85 square miles. Access to the island is restricted, and all activities on the island are managed by the United States Air Force. There is also a missile facility operated by the United States Army. The largest island, Wake Island, is the center of activity on the atoll and is the location of Wake Island Airfield, which has a 9,800-foot runway. On January 6, 2009, President George W. Bush included the atoll as a part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. For statistical purposes, Wake is grouped as one of the United States Minor Outlying Islands.

Definition of Wake Island in the English dictionary

The definition of Wake Island in the dictionary is an atoll in the N central Pacific: claimed by the US in 1899; developed as a civil and naval air station in the late 1930s. Area: 8 sq km.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WAKE ISLAND

Waitz
waive
waiver
Wajda
waka
wakame
wakanda
wakane
Wakashan
Wakayama
wake
wake up and smell the coffee
wake-robin
wake-up
wake-up call
wakeboard
wakeboarder
wakeboarding
Wakefield

WORDS THAT END LIKE WAKE ISLAND

Chatham Island
Christmas Island
Coney Island
desert 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

Synonyms and antonyms of Wake Island in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Wake Island» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WAKE ISLAND

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

Translator English - Chinese

威克岛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Wake Island
570 millions of speakers

English

Wake Island
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वेक आइलैंड
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

جزيرة ويك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Уэйк
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Ilha Wake
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জ্যাক দ্বীপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Wake Island
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wake Island
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wake Island
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ウェーク島
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

웨이크 섬
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wake Island
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Đảo Wake
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வேக் தீவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वेक बेट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Wake Island
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Isola di Wake
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Wake
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Уейк
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Wake Island
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Νήσος Γουέικ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Wake Island
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Wake Island
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Wake Island
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WAKE ISLAND»

The term «Wake Island» is quite widely used and occupies the 39.493 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WAKE ISLAND» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WAKE ISLAND»

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Wake Island 1941: A Battle to Make the Gods Weep
This book tells the complete story of the vicious fighting on Wake Island, one of the near-legendary 'last stands' made by US military forces.
Jim Moran, 2011
2
Victory in Defeat: The Wake Island Defenders in Captivity
Told here for the first time in vivid detail is the story of the defenders of Wake Island following their surrender to the Japanese on December 23, 1941.
Gregory Urwin, 2011
3
Pacific Alamo: The Battle for Wake Island
This is the story of that battle, from survivors on both sides, and with a gallery of historic photos.
John Wukovits, 2004
4
Wake Island
Lively action, personal heroism, and life and death struggles. This is not to reinvent World War II, but to tell a piece of history that might have actually happened.
Dean "Mac" McDean, Olin Thompson, 2007
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Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island
The book covers the planning and political struggles that began Wake Island's transformation into a naval air station and submarine base, the U.S. Navy's eleventh-hour efforts to garrison and fortify Wake, and the various air, sea, and land ...
Gregory J. W. Urwin, 2002
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Wake Island Pilot: A World War II Memoir
A veteran of Wake Island, Marine pilot John F. Kinney later escaped from a POW camp in China & served again in the Korean War. Originally published: 1995.
John F. Kinney, 2005
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Given Up for Dead: America's Heroic Stand at Wake Island
An account of America's first battle of World War II describes the ordeal of American soldiers and civilians who defended Wake Island against a surprise Japanese attack just hours after Pearl Harbor.
Bill Sloan, 2008
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Rescued by Mao: World War II, Wake Island, and My Remarkable ...
For the first time ever, Bill Taylor shares his story of escape as a prisoner of war during World War II. This biography details Taylor’s astonishing experiences as a prisoner of war, an escapee, a wanderer through a strange land, and his ...
William Taylor, 2007
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Magnificent Fight: Marines in the Battle for Wake Island
Henry T. Elrod; 'still no help'; Cap. Frank C. Tharin; 2nd Lt. David D. Kliewer; Adm. Frank Jack Fletcher; 'all hands have behaved splendidly'; 'this is as far as we go'; 'a difficult thing to do'; sources. Maps & photos.
Robert J. Cressman, 1992
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A Magnificent Fight: The Battle for Wake Island
This is the first American study of Wake's defense to use extensive Japanese materials - many never before tapped or previously unavailable to Western historians - to identify the enemy order of battle and the roles each unit played in the ...
Robert Cressman, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WAKE ISLAND»

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Contingency response Airmen assist in Wake Island storm recovery
Wake Island, pictured as viewed from the north, was completely evacuated July 15, 2015, in preparation for Typhoon Halola closing in on the small atoll. A team ... «Air Force Link, Jul 15»
2
Typhoon Halola Near Wake Island
In its latest public advisory on Typhoon Halola (01C), the National Weather Service says that the typhoon was about 330 miles east-southeast of Wake Island ... «Pacific News Center, Jul 15»
3
Need to beat the heat? Tour new Wake Island Aqua Park
KCRA's Brian Hickey got an inside look at the new Aqua Park at Wake Island, which is located just west of Roseville. Take a look at the Aqua Park in these ... «KCRA Sacramento, Jun 15»
4
Oahu Coast Guard searches for man fallen off freighter
Photos. WAKE ISLAND, Hawaii —Oahu Coast Guard crew members are still searching for a master who fell off a freighter 60 miles east of Wake Island. Related. «KITV Honolulu, Dec 14»
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Local Wake Island survivor dies at 93
Wake Island survivor Glenn Newell died on December 18th after suffering a broken ... of Idahoans who were involved in the attack on Wake Island back in 1941. «KTVB, Dec 14»
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Bird Droppings Led to US Possession of Newly Protected Pacific …
This red-footed booby enjoys the view from its nest on Cooper Island in the Palmyra Atoll, part ... Wake Island, also part of the reserve, was acquired in the 1898 ... «National Geographic, Sep 14»
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Navy suspends search for pilot involved in F/A-18 Hornet crash near …
12 approximately 250 nautical miles off the coast of Wake Island. The pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 has been presumed deceased. «DVIDS, Sep 14»
8
Super Typhoon 07E (Genevieve), # 5; Hurricane 09E (Iselle), # 5 …
1 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, Wake time: One can bet the Wake island group is counting its blessings over the forecast track for Genevieve, which no sooner than ... «Stars and Stripes, Aug 14»
9
Engine trouble forces flight from Honolulu to land at Wake Island
A Delta Airlines jet from Honolulu heading to Nagoya, Japan made an emergency landing at Wake Island Wednesday after pilots reported engine trouble. «Honolulu Star-Advertiser, May 14»
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Delta flight from Honolulu diverted to Wake Island after mechanical …
The crew followed procedures and diverted the Boeing 767 to Wake Island, a small coral atoll just north of the Marshall Islands. The flight landed safely and ... «KHON2, May 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Wake Island [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/wake-island>. Nov 2020 ».
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