a small island.
verb (used with object), isled, isling.
to make into or as if into an isle.
to place on or as if on an isle.
an island, esp a small one: used in literature and (when cap.) in place names
late 13c., from Old French ile, earlier isle, from Latin insula “island,” of uncertain origin, perhaps (as the Ancients guessed) from in salo “(that which is) in the sea,” from ablative of salum “the open sea.” The -s- was restored first in French, then in English in the late 1500s.
noun, Literary. 1. .
- Isle of dogs
noun 1. See (Isle of) Dogs
noun 1. . [man] /mæn/ noun 1. Isle of, an island of the British Isles, in the Irish Sea. 227 sq. mi. (588 sq. km). Capital: Douglas. noun 1. See (Isle of) Man2 /mæn/ noun (pl) men (mɛn) 1. an adult male human being, as distinguished from a woman 2. (modifier) male; masculine: a man […]
noun 1. an island belonging to Cuba, in the Caribbean Sea, off the SW coast of mainland Cuba. 1180 sq. mi. (3056 sq. km). [pahynz] /paɪnz/ noun 1. Isle of, former name of . [yooth] /yuθ/ noun 1. Isle of, an island in the Caribbean, a special municipality in S Cuba. 1182 sq. mi. (3060 […]