Definition of “island” - English Dictionary

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“island” in British English

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islandnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈaɪ.lənd/ us /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.
an island of peace, calm, sanity, etc.

a particular place that is peaceful, calm, etc., when other surrounding places 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 land completely surrounded by water:

Manhattan is an island.

(Definition of “island” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)