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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Island  \Is"land\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  cause  to  become  or  to  resemble  an  island;  to  make  an 
  island  or  islands  of  to  isle.  --Shelley. 
 
  2.  To  furnish  with  an  island  or  with  islands;  as  to  island 
  the  deep.  --Southey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Island  \Is"land\,  n.  [OE.  iland,  yland,  AS  [=i]gland,  ?gland, 
  ?glond;  [=i]g,  ?g,  island  +  land,  lond,  land.  AS  [=i]g,  ?g, 
  is  akin  to  AS  e['a]  water,  river,  OHG.  ?uwa,  G.  au  meadow, 
  Icel.  ey  island,  Dan.  &  Sw  ["o],  Goth.  ahwa  a  stream,  water, 
  L.  aqua  water.  The  s  is  due  to  confusion  with  isle.  Cf 
  {Ait},  {Eyot},  {Ewer},  {Aquatic}.] 
  1.  A  tract  of  land  surrounded  by  water,  and  smaller  than  a 
  continent.  Cf  {Continent}. 
 
  2.  Anything  regarded  as  resembling  an  island;  as  an  island 
  of  ice. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Isle},  n.,  2. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  island 
  n  1:  a  land  mass  (smaller  than  a  continent)  that  is  surrounded  by 
  water 
  2:  a  zone  or  area  resembling  an  island 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Island,  KY  (city,  FIPS  39700) 
  Location:  37.44274  N,  87.14765  W 
  Population  (1990):  446  (199  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  42350 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Island 
  (Heb.  'i,  "dry  land,"  as  opposed  to  water)  occurs  in  its  usual 
  signification  (Isa.  42:4,  10,  12,  15,  comp.  Jer.  47:4),  but  more 
  frequently  simply  denotes  a  maritime  region  or  sea-coast  (Isa. 
  20:6,  R.V.,"  coastland;"  23:2,  6;  Jer.  2:10;  Ezek.  27:6,  7). 
  (See  {CHITTIM}.)  The  shores  of  the  Mediterranean  are 
  called  the  "islands  of  the  sea"  (Isa.  11:11),  or  the  "isles  of 
  the  Gentiles"  (Gen.  10:5),  and  sometimes  simply  isles"  (Ps. 
  72:10);  Ezek.  26:15,  18;  27:3,  35;  Dan.  11:18). 
 




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