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Definition of island
1a piece of land surrounded by water. a thing resembling an island, especially in being isolated, detached, or surrounded in some way:the university is the last island of democracy in this country a freestanding kitchen cupboard unit with a countertop, allowing access from all sides. 2 Anatomy a detached portion of tissue or group of cells. Compare with islet.
verb [with object] literary
make into or like an island; place or enclose on or as on an island; isolate:islanded among the new stores, these houses were valuable property the house where she has been islanded