Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[ee-skyah] /ˈi skyɑ/
an Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, W of Naples: earthquake 1883. 18 sq. mi. (47 sq. km).
a seaport on this island.


[is-kee-uh m] /ˈɪs ki əm/
noun, plural ischia
[is-kee-uh] /ˈɪs ki ə/ (Show IPA).
the lower portion of either innominate bone.
either of the bones on which the body rests when sitting.
Origin of ischium
1640-50; < Latin < Greek ischíon hip-joint
Related forms
[is-kee-ad-ik] /ˌɪs kiˈæd ɪk/ (Show IPA),
[is-kee-at-ik] /ˌɪs kiˈæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
ischial, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Ischia
Historical Examples
  • Orycteropus is peculiar among Edentates in that the Ischia do not unite with the vertebral column.

  • "There is a thunder-storm coming up from Ischia, I believe," said Artois.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • Lying in the same direction are the islands of Procida and Ischia, also volcanic.

  • Francesco was born in the castle on Ischia in 1489, and was one year older than Vittoria.

    Italy, the Magic Land Lilian Whiting
  • The islands of Procida and Ischia continue and complete this side of the bay, which is about twenty miles long as the boat sails.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • It was of this that Ibsen said he could not have written it any nearer home than Ischia and Sorrento.

  • Off Ischia we had the news that put the Admiral into a fury we were glad to see him in again.

    The Admiral Douglas Sladen
  • The central feature of Ischia is the great crater of Epomeo (a, Fig. 14).

  • Similarly, on the 28th of July 1883, he hurried to Ischia, where an earthquake had engulfed some 5000 persons.

  • It is six or seven hours from here to Ischia, if the wind holds.

    To Leeward F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for Ischia


/ˈiːskjɑː; ˈɪskɪə/
a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, at the N end of the Bay of Naples. Area: 47 sq km (18 sq miles)


noun (pl) -chia (-kɪə)
one of the three sections of the hipbone, situated below the ilium
Derived Forms
ischial, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: hip joint, from Greek iskhion
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Ischia



"the seat bone," 1640s, from Latin, from Greek iskhion "hip joint," in plural, "the hips," probably from iskhi "loin," of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Ischia in Medicine

ischium is·chi·um (ĭs'kē-əm)
n. pl. is·chi·a (-kē-ə)
The lowest of the three major bones that constitute each half of the pelvis, distinct at birth but later becoming fused with the ilium and pubis. Also called ischial bone.

is'chi·ad'ic (-ād'ĭk) adj.
is'chi·al (-əl) adj.
is'chi·at'ic (-āt'ĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Ischia in Science
Plural ischia
The lowest of the three major bones that constitute each half of the pelvis, distinct at birth but later becoming fused with the ilium and pubis.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Ischia

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Ischia

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for ischia