Holy Island


noun

an island off the east coast of Northumberland, England. 3 miles (4.8 km) long.Also called Lin·dis·farne [lin-duhs-fahrn] /ˈlɪn dəsˌfɑrn/ .
an island off the west coast of Anglesey, in northwestern Wales. 7 miles (11 km) long.Formerly Holyhead Island .

QUIZZES

DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!

We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for Holy Island

Holy Island

noun

Also called: Lindisfarne an island off the NE coast of Northumberland, linked to the mainland by road but accessible only at low water: site of a monastery founded by St Aidan in 635
an island off the NW coast of Anglesey. Area: about 62 sq km (24 sq miles)
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