geographical name
Ice·​land | \ ˈīs-lənd How to pronounce Iceland (audio) , ˈīs-ˌland \
variants: or Danish Island \ ˈēs-​ˌlän How to pronounce Island (audio) \ or Icelandic Ísland \ ˈēs-​ˌlänt How to pronounce Ísland (audio) \

Definition of Iceland

island between the Arctic Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Greenland and just south of the Arctic Circle; a republic, formerly (1380–1918) belonging to Denmark, later (1918–44) an independent kingdom in personal union with Denmark; capital Reykjavik area 39,769 square miles (103,000 square kilometers), population 343,500

Other Words from Iceland

Icelander \ ˈīs-​ˌlan-​dər How to pronounce Icelander (audio) , ˈīs-​lən-​ \ noun

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“Iceland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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