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