from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island country in the North Atlantic near the Arctic Circle. Norse settlers arrived c. 850-875, and Christianity was introduced c. 1000. Iceland passed to Norway in 1262 and, with Norway, to Denmark in 1380. In 1918 it became a sovereign state still nominally under the Danish king, until Icelanders voted for full independence in 1944. Reykjavík is the capital and the largest city. Population: 302,000.
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- proper n. A country in Europe. Official name: Republic of Iceland.
- proper n. An island in the North Atlantic Ocean.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Iceland dog.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a volcanic island in the North Atlantic near the Arctic Circle
- n. an island republic on the island of Iceland; became independent of Denmark in 1944
From ice + land, a calque of Icelandic Ísland. (Wiktionary)