isle


1isle

noun \ˈī(-ə)l\

Definition of ISLE

:  island; especially :  islet 1

Examples of ISLE

  1. <the Australian seas are rife with uninhabited isles>

Origin of ISLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French ile, isle, from Latin insula
First Known Use: 13th century

Related to ISLE

2isle

verb
isledisl·ing

Definition of ISLE

transitive verb
1
:  to make an isle of
2
:  to place on or as if on an isle

First Known Use of ISLE

circa 1576

Rhymes with ISLE

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