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Definition of island noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (abbreviation I, I.)
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  1. 1a piece of land that is completely surrounded by water We spent a week on the Greek island of Kos. a remote island off the coast of Maine
  2. 2(figurative) No place on the planet can remain an island of affluence in a sea of suffering. see also desert island, traffic island
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