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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 is·land /ˈaɪlənd/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 is·land /ˈaɪlənd/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Is·land n.
 1. A tract of land surrounded by water, and smaller than a continent.  Cf. Continent.
 2. Anything regarded as resembling an island; as, an island of ice.
 3. Zool. See Isle, n., 2.
 Islands of the blessed Myth., islands supposed to lie in the Western Ocean, where the favorites of the gods are conveyed at death, and dwell in everlasting joy.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Is·land v. t.
 1. To cause to become or to resemble an island; to make an island or islands of; to isle.
 2. To furnish with an island or with islands; as, to island the deep.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by
      2: a zone or area resembling an island

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Heb. 'i, "dry land," as opposed to water) occurs in its usual
    signification (Isa. 42:4, 10, 12, 15, comp. Jer. 47:4), but more
    frequently simply denotes a maritime region or sea-coast (Isa.
    20:6, R.V.," coastland;" 23:2, 6; Jer. 2:10; Ezek. 27:6, 7).
    (See CHITTIM.) The shores of the Mediterranean are
    called the "islands of the sea" (Isa. 11:11), or the "isles of
    the Gentiles" (Gen. 10:5), and sometimes simply "isles" (Ps.
    72:10); Ezek. 26:15, 18; 27:3, 35; Dan. 11:18).