Definition for island

noun as in land surrounded by body of water

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Example Sentences

This work focused on the island territory of Turks and Caicos.

When they tested it on a small island off the coast of Spain, the vaccine seemed to spread to more than half of the local rabbit population.

While walking across the island on a recent vacation, I was often interested in locating the point on the shore that was nearest to my current position.

Critical exponents describe the details of this process, such as how the biggest islands grow.

Moreover, Mathur said, the testing, surveillance and tracing strategy is “so robust” in the island nation that every positive test result leads to all of the patient’s contacts being tested as well.

But Krauss said that from the moment he and the other scientists arrived on the island, they never saw anything untoward.

Let Jourdan Dunn be the first of many—not an island, or badge of self-congratulation.

Guy Molinari, a former Staten Island borough president, pushed back against that view.

They were able to purchase weapons and plot attacks on the island without much interference.

They were called La Red Avispa (The Wasp Network) and claim to have successfully foiled a number of threats against the island.

A lateen sail was visible in the direction of Cat Island, and others to the south seemed almost motionless in the far distance.

A volcano broke out in the island of St. George, one of the Azores.

The Dutch fleet attacked Burnt island, in Scotland, but were repulsed.

In 1622 a monopoly of the importation of tobacco was granted to the Virginia and Somers Island, companies.

At last the report of several rifles from the island of trees gave us a clue to the mystery.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to island, such as: archipelago, enclave, isle, islet, peninsula, and reef.

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