isle

[ahyl]
noun
1.
a small island.
2.
any island.
verb (used with object), isled, isling.
3.
to make into or as if into an isle.
4.
to place on or as if on an isle.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English i(s)le < Old French < Latin īnsula

isleless, adjective

aisle, I'll, isle.
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isle (aɪl)
 
n
an island, esp a small one: used in literature and (when cap.) in place names
 
[C13: from Old French isle, from Latin insula island]

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isle
late 13c., from O.Fr. ile, earlier isle, from L. insula "island," of uncertain origin, perhaps from fem. of adj. *en-salos "in the sea," from salum "sea." The -s- was restored first in M.Fr., then in Eng. in the late 1500s. Dim. form islet is first recorded 1530s, from M.Fr. islette.
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Example sentences for isle
The storm is conjured by prospero as his enemies near the isle.
Hiccup keeps this book and takes it back to the isle of berk.
The high bailiff is the head stipendiary magistrate in the isle of man.
The crown has sovereignty over the isle of man and the bailiwicks of jersey and guernsey.
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