[ahys-luh nd] /ˈaɪs lənd/
a large island in the N Atlantic between Greenland and Scandinavia. 39,698 sq. mi. (102,820 sq. km).
a republic including this island and several smaller islands: formerly Danish; independent since 1944.
a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Iceland
an island republic in the N Atlantic, regarded as part of Europe: settled by Norsemen, who established a legislative assembly in 930; under Danish rule (1380–1918); gained independence in 1918 and became a republic in 1944; contains large areas of glaciers, snowfields, and lava beds with many volcanoes and hot springs (the chief source of domestic heat); inhabited chiefly along the SW coast. The economy is based largely on fishing and tourism. Official language: Icelandic. Official religion: Evangelical Lutheran. Currency: króna. Capital: Reykjavik. Pop: 315 281 (2013 est). Area: 102 828 sq km (39 702 sq miles)
Island republic in the north Atlantic Ocean, just south of the Arctic Circle, west of Norway and southeast of Greenland. Its capital and largest city is Reykjavik.
Note: Iceland proclaimed its independence from Denmark in 1944.
Note: It is a member of NATO.
Note: A unique combination of glaciers and plate tectonics has resulted in an unusual land surface, dominated by a rugged coastline, hot springs, geysers, and volcanoes.
[ahys-lan-dik] /aɪsˈlæn dɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to , its inhabitants, or their language. noun 2. the language of , a North Germanic language. Abbreviation: Icel. /aɪsˈlændɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Iceland, its people, or their language noun 2. the official language of Iceland, belonging to the North Germanic branch […]
noun 1. an edible lichen, Cetraria islandica, of arctic regions, containing a starchlike substance used in medicine. noun 1. a lichen, Cetraria islandica, of arctic regions and N Europe, with brownish edible fronds
- Iceland poppy
noun 1. any of various widely cultivated arctic poppies, esp Papaver nudicaule, with white or yellow nodding flowers
noun 1. a transparent variety of calcite that is double-refracting and is used as a polarizer. noun 1. a pure transparent variety of calcite with double-refracting crystals used in making polarizing microscopes Iceland spar (īs’lənd) A form of calcite that is transparent and causes light passing through it to refract in two directions (forming a […]