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noun [C]     /ˈaɪ.lənd/
A2 a piece of land completely surrounded by water: a desert island a Pacific island They live on the large Japanese island of Hokkaido.Small and large land masses an island of peace, calm, sanity, etc. a particular place that is peaceful, calm, etc., when other surrounding places are the oppositeSafe and enclosed spaces UK → traffic islandRoad surfaces and features traffic islandGrammar:Geographical placesSee more
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