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"island" in British English

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islandnoun [C]

uk   /ˈaɪ.lənd/  us   /ˈaɪ.lənd/
A2 a ​piece of ​landcompletelysurrounded by ​water: a ​desert island a ​Pacific island They ​live on the ​largeJapanese island of Hokkaido.
an island of peace, calm, sanity, etc.
a ​particularplace that is ​peaceful, ​calm, etc., when other ​surroundingplaces are the ​opposite
UK →  traffic island

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(Definition of island from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"island" in American English

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islandnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑɪ·lənd/
a ​piece of ​landcompletelysurrounded by ​water: Manhattan is an island.
(Definition of island from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “island”
in Korean 섬…
in Arabic جَزيْرة…
in Malaysian pulau, pulau pembahagi lalu lintas…
in French île, refuge…
in Russian остров…
in Chinese (Traditional) 島,島嶼, 交通島,安全島…
in Italian isola…
in Turkish ada…
in Polish wyspa…
in Spanish isla, isla de peatones…
in Vietnamese hòn đảo, chỗ đứng tránh của người đi bộ…
in Portuguese ilha…
in Thai เกาะ, เกาะกลางถนน…
in German die Insel, die Verkehrsinsel…
in Catalan illa…
in Japanese 島…
in Chinese (Simplified) 岛,岛屿, 交通岛,安全岛…
in Indonesian pulau, jalur tengah…
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