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isle

 (īl)
n. Abbr. I.
An island, especially a small one.

[Middle English ile, from Old French isle, from Vulgar Latin *īsula, from Latin īnsula.]

isle

(aɪl)
n
an island, esp a small one: used in literature and (when cap.) in place names
[C13: from Old French isle, from Latin insula island]

isle

(aɪl)

n., v. isled, isl•ing. n.
1. a small island.
2. any island.
v.t.
3. to make into or as if into an isle.
4. to place on or as if on an isle.
[1250–1300; Middle English i(s)le < Old French < Latin īnsula]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.isle - a small islandisle - a small island      
Translations
جَزيرَه
ostrov
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eyja
sala
adacık

isle

[aɪl] N (= poet) → isla f

isle

[ˈaɪl] nîle fIsle of Man n
the Isle of Man → l'île f de ManIsle of Wight n
the Isle of Wight → l'île f de Wight

isle

n (poet)Eiland nt (poet); the Isle of Mandie Insel Man

isle

[aɪl] n (liter) → isola

isle

(ail) noun
(used mostly in place-names) an island. the Isle of Wight.
References in classic literature ?
And some say that in the isle of Lango is Ipocras's daughter in form of a Dragon.
There is an isle in the sea--not far from the Happy Isles of Zarathustra-- on which a volcano ever smoketh; of which isle the people, and especially the old women amongst them, say that it is placed as a rock before the gate of the nether-world; but that through the volcano itself the narrow way leadeth downwards which conducteth to this gate.
At this I scratched my head, but had still no notion of the truth: until at last I came to a rising ground, and it burst upon me all in a moment that I was cast upon a little barren isle, and cut off on every side by the salt seas.
The celebrity of the isle did not date from yesterday; its name, or rather its qualification, is traced back to the remotest antiquity.
FAIR isle, that from the fairest of all flowers, Thy gentlest of all gentle names dost take How many memories of what radiant hours At sight of thee and thine at once awake
The author embarks with the patriarch, narrowly escapes shipwreck near the isle of Socotora; enters the Arabian Gulf, and the Red Sea.
Although the stranger's name and rank were unknown to Rosalie's father, he was really the son of the King of the Golden Isle, which had for capital a city that extended from one sea to another.
Shall I sing how at the first Leto bare you to be the joy of men, as she rested against Mount Cynthus in that rocky isle, in sea- girt Delos -- while on either hand a dark wave rolled on landwards driven by shrill winds -- whence arising you rule over all mortal men?
His skin was not more burned than it had been at Grand Isle.
When gliding by the Bashee isles we emerged at last upon the great South Sea; were it not for other things, I could have greeted my dear Pacific with uncounted thanks, for now the long supplication of my youth was answered; that serene ocean rolled eastwards from me a thousand leagues of blue.
You must know, sire, that my father was Mahmoud, the king of this country, the Black Isles, so called from the four little mountains which were once islands, while the capital was the place where now the great lake lies.
But, all the same, the reader will admit that it must be lonely for me, and not another sister left to take pity on me, all somewhere happily settled down in the Fortunate Isles.