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noun [countable] island pronunciation in American English /ˈaɪlənd/
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  1. a piece of land that is completely surrounded by water
    The hotel is the best on the island.
    islands off the west coast of Canada
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    1. a.


      used in the name of an island
      the Philippine Islands
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    2. b.
      [only before noun] connected with an island, or living on an island
      a small island nation
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