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isle

[ ahyl ]
/ aɪl /
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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.

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Origin of isle

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

OTHER WORDS FROM isle

isleless, 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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