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noun [countable] island pronunciation in American English /ˈaɪlənd/ 
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singularisland
pluralislands
  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.

      Island

      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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