isle

[ ahyl ]
/ aɪl /

noun

a small island.
any island.

verb (used with object), isled, isl·ing.

to make into or as if into an isle.
to place on or as if on an isle.

Origin of isle

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

OTHER WORDS FROM isle

isle·less, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH isle

aisle I'll isle
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British Dictionary definitions for isle

isle
/ (aɪl) /

noun

an island, esp a small one: used in literature and (when cap.) in place names

Word Origin for isle

C13: from Old French isle, from Latin insula island
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