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Islandn. [OE. iland, yland, AS. īgland, gland, glond; īg, g, island + land, lond, land. AS. īg, g, is akin to AS. water, river, OHG. uwa, G. au meadow, Icel. ey island, Dan. & Sw. ö, Goth. ahwa a stream, water, L. aqua water. The s is due to confusion with isle. Cf. Ait, Eyot, Ewer, Aquatic.].
  •  A tract of land surrounded by water, and smaller than a continent. Cf. Continent.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Anything regarded as resembling an island; as, an island of ice.  [1913 Webster]
  •  See Isle, n., 2.  [1913 Webster]
Islands of the blessed (Myth.), islands supposed to lie in the Western Ocean, where the favorites of the gods are conveyed at death, and dwell in everlasting joy.
Islandv. t. 
  •  To cause to become or to resemble an island; to make an island or islands of; to isle.  Shelley.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To furnish with an island or with islands; as, to island the deep.  Southey.  [1913 Webster]


Island, n.
1 a piece of land surrounded by water.
2 anything compared to an island, esp. in being surrounded in some way.
3 = traffic island.
4 a a detached or isolated thing. b Physiol. a detached portion of tissue or group of cells (cf. ISLET).
5 Naut. a ship's superstructure, bridge, etc.

OE igland f. ig island + LAND: first syll. infl. by ISLE



aerodrome, air base, airdrome, airfield, airport, ait, archipelagian, archipelagic, archipelago, atoll, bar, cay, close off, continental island, coral head, coral island, coral reef, cut off, enisle, field, heliport, holm, insular, insularity, insulate, insulated, island group, island-dotted, islanded, islandish, islandlike, islandology, islandy, isle, islet, isleted, isolated, key, landing, landing field, oceanic island, port, reef, sandbank, sandbar, seagirt, segregate, separate, sequester




N disjunction, disconnection, disunity, disunion, disassociation, disengagement, discontinuity, abjunction, cataclasm, inconnection, abstraction, abstractedness, isolation, insularity, insulation, oasis, island, separateness, severalty, disjecta membra, dispersion, apportionment, separation, parting, circumcision, detachment, segregation, divorce, sejunction, seposition, diduction, diremption, discerption, elision, caesura, break, fracture, division, subdivision, rupture, compartition, dismemberment, dislocation, luxation, severance, disseverance, scission, rescission, abscission, laceration, dilaceration, disruption, abruption, avulsion, divulsion, section, resection, cleavage, fission, partibility, separability, fissure, breach, rent, split, rift, crack, slit, incision, dissection anatomy, decomposition, cutting instrument, buzzsaw, circular saw, rip saw, separatist, disjoined, discontinuous, multipartite, abstract, disjunctive, secant, isolated, insular, separate, disparate, discrete, apart, asunder, far between, loose, free, unattached, unannexed, unassociated, unconnected, distinct, adrift, straggling, rift, reft, scissile, divisible, discerptible, partible, separable, separately, one by one, severally, apart, adrift, asunder, in twain, in the abstract, abstractedly.


N island, isle, islet, eyot, ait, holf, reef, atoll, breaker, archipelago, islander, insular, seagirt, archipelagic, Fluids in Motion.

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