- a small island.
- any island.
- to make into or as if into an isle.
- to place on or as if on an isle.
Origin of isle
Examples from the Web for isled
Historical Examples of isled
You are isled from accustomed cares and worries — you are set in a peculiar nook of rest.Pagan Papers
- an island, esp a small one: used in literature and (when cap.) in place names
Word Origin for isle
Word Origin and History for isled
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.