verb (used with object), isled, isl·ing.
- islands council,
- islands of langerhans,
- islands of the blessed,
- islas canarias,
- isle of capri,
- isle of dogs,
- isle of man,
- isle of pines,
- isle of sheppey
Origin of isle
Examples from the Web for isle
Lest you forget our planet has a molten core, this volatile Italian isle will set you straight.It’s a Big, Big World: Sights That Make You Feel Small|Lonely Planet|December 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was living on his own in a comfortable apartment on the Isle St Louis.
Cyprus is nicknamed the Isle of Love because it is the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite.
A trio played a series of golden oldies—“Moon River,” “The Isle of Capri,” and “Over the Rainbow.”Richard Nixon’s 100th Birthday Draws Kissinger & Others to Schmaltzy Bash|Sandra McElwaine|January 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For the United States, in the face of this revolutionary uncertainty, Israel remains an isle of democratic stability.Tzipi Livni: US-Israeli Relationship Should Transcend Partisan Politics|Tzipi Livni|August 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was still about twelve miles distant, and as there were no cliffs in sight, it could not be the Isle of Wight.The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"|John MacGregor
And when thou wilt be in that isle thou wilt find a little path, and of what thou mayest see within be not dismayed at anything.The Fairy Mythology|Thomas Keightley
So there, with the lights turned out, with the glow of the fire playing over her bewitching face, Jeanne told them of Isle Royale.The Crystal Ball|Roy J. Snell
He arrives at the isle of Sancian; and goes off after a little time.The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)|John Dryden
My not having men to row, and the uncertainty of the weather, has prevented my going to Phillip isle.
Word Origin for isle
late 13c., from Old French ile, earlier isle, from Latin insula "island," of uncertain origin, perhaps (as the Ancients guessed) from in salo "(that which is) in the sea," from ablative of salum "the open sea." The -s- was restored first in French, then in English in the late 1500s.