an island belonging to Cuba, in the Caribbean Sea, off the SW coast of mainland Cuba. 1180 sq. mi. (3056 sq. km).
Isle of, an island in the Caribbean, a special municipality in S Cuba. 1182 sq. mi. (3060 sq. km).
noun (pl) youths (juːðz)
the quality or condition of being young, immature, or inexperienced: his youth told against him in the contest
the period between childhood and maturity, esp adolescence and early adulthood
the freshness, vigour, or vitality characteristic of young people: youth shone out from her face
any period of early development: the project was in its youth
a young person, esp a young man or boy
young people collectively: youth everywhere is rising in revolt
Isle of Youth, an island in the NW Caribbean, south of Cuba: administratively part of Cuba from 1925. Chief town: Nueva Gerona. Pop: 80 600 (2002 est). Area: 3061 sq km (1182 sq miles) Former name Isle of Pines Spanish name Isla de la Juventud (ˈizla ðe la xuβenˈtuð)
See (Isle of) Youth
Old English geoguð “youth,” related to geong “young,” from West Germanic *jugunthiz (cf. Old Saxon juguth, Old Frisian jogethe, Middle Dutch joghet, Dutch jeugd, Old High German jugund, German Jugend, Gothic junda “youth”), from the source of young (adj.)) + Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2)).
The West-Germanic form was altered from Proto-Germanic *juwunthiz by influence of its contrast, *dugunthiz “ability” (source of Old English duguð). In Middle English, the medial -g- became a yogh, which then disappeared.
They said that age was truth, and that the young
Marred with wild hopes the peace of slavery
[roi-uh l] /ˈrɔɪ əl/ noun 1. an island in Lake Superior: a part of Michigan; a national park. 208 sq. mi. (540 sq. km). /ˈrɔɪəl/ noun 1. an island in the northeast US, in NW Lake Superior: forms, with over 100 surrounding islands, Isle Royale National Park. Area: 541 sq km (209 sq miles)
[ahyl] /aɪl/ noun 1. a small island. 2. any island. verb (used with object), isled, isling. 3. to make into or as if into an isle. 4. to place on or as if on an isle. /aɪl/ noun 1. an island, esp a small one: used in literature and (when cap.) in place names n. […]
[ahy-lit] /ˈaɪ lɪt/ noun 1. a very small island. adjective 2. Anatomy. situated in or pertaining to the : islet cells. /ˈaɪlɪt/ noun 1. a small island n. 1530s, from Middle French islette (Modern French îlette), diminutive of isle (see isle). islet is·let (ī’lĭt) n. A small island.
- Islet cell
islet cell n. One of the endocrine cells making up the islets of Langerhans.