island


island
island [ī′lənd]
n.
[< ME iland (respelled by assoc. with unrelated ISLE) < OE igland, iegland, lit., island land & ealand, lit., water land < ig, ieg, isle (akin to Ger aue, ON ey < PGmc * aujo, akin to * ahwo) & ea, water < PGmc * ahwo, water < IE * akwa > L aqua: see LAND]
1. a land mass not as large as a continent, surrounded by water
2. anything like an island in position or isolation; specif.,
a) a structure above the flight deck of an aircraft carrier containing the bridge, radar, etc.
b) a counter which stands alone as in the central area of a kitchen
c) any of the elevated areas of a service station, having a bank of gasoline pumps [a self-service island]
3. short for:
a) TRAFFIC ISLAND
b) SAFETY ISLAND: see SAFETY ZONE
4. Anat. a tissue or cluster of cells differing from surrounding tissue in formation, etc.
vt.
1. to make into or like an island; isolate
2. to intersperse with or as with islands [a prairie islanded with wooded tracts]

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