Frisian Islands


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Frisian Islands

A chain of islands in the North Sea off the coast of the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. The West Frisian Islands belong to the Netherlands. The East Frisian Islands and most of the North Frisian Islands are part of Germany; the other North Frisians are Danish.

Frisian Islands

pl n
(Placename) a chain of islands in the North Sea along the coasts of the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark: separated from the mainland by shallows

Fri′sian Is′lands


n.pl.
a chain of islands in the North Sea, extending along the coasts of the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark: includes groups belonging to the Netherlands (West Frisians) and to Germany (East Frisians) and a group divided between Germany and Denmark (North Frisians).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Frisian Islands - a chain of islands in the North Sea off the coast of northwestern Europe extending from the IJsselmeer to Jutland
Danmark, Denmark, Kingdom of Denmark - a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
References in periodicals archive ?
The cruises range from short four-day cruises to the Frisian Islands to 23-day expeditions to the Antarctic.
The North Sea coast is famous for shallow seas and low-lying Frisian islands, including uber-trendy Sylt.
Three nights later his Halifax "K for Kitty" was back in the battle order, dropping mines in German shipping lanes off the East Frisian Islands.
Presented under the exhibition title "Anywhere" on the neighboring North Frisian Islands of Fohr (Museum Kunst der Westkuste) and Sylt (Kunst:Raum) Sylt Quelle), these photographs also play with the idea of the islands as objects of longing.