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Definition of island:

  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. See Isle, n., 2.
  4. To cause to become or to resemble an island; to make an island or islands of; to isle.
  5. To furnish with an island or with islands; as, to island the deep.

Synonyms:

haven, refuge, land, bar, retreat, shelter, sanctuary.

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