island island  /ˈaɪ lənd/


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


  1. The frigid Russian island of Sakhalin is booming, thanks to abundant oil and natural gas.
  2. Theres debate about the causes, but rising seas are lapping away the edges of tiny island nationsand could eventually drown them.
  3. The bottom of the Mediterranean is dotted with volcanoes--and one may re-emerge as an island.


  1. Rhode Island celebrates 350th anniversary of royal charter

    Rhode Island's royal charter is 350 years old this year, and the state is celebrating the anniversary with historical lectures, Statehouse tours and a party.  
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Norwich Bulletin

  2. Beech Island soldier 46th from S.C. to die in combat

    The Beech Island woman who was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday was the 46th soldier from South Carolina to die in combat in Afghanistan since 2001.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

  3. Island opens in Pigeon Forge

    The new Island at Pigeon Forge opened Friday after a grand opening for VIP guests on Thursday evening.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WVLT-TV Knoxville

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  1. "He's nothing more than an extension of what his brother did, which was to ruin an island and to imprison people because of their beliefs," Bush said.
    on Feb 28, 2008 By: President Bush Source: China Post

  2. "I wouldn't want Timor-Leste to become an island prison for displaced persons ...... fleeing violence," he said. "If they were here, they will have to have certain freedoms."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Jose Ramos Horta Source: ABC Online

  3. "It's clear that Congress has little interest in spending any more money on a bridge between Ketchikan and Gravina Island," Palin said.
    on Sep 21, 2007 By: Sarah Palin Source: Washington Post

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