American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An island, especially a small one.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An island.
- n. In entomology, same as islet, 2.
- To cause to become or appear like an isle; insulate; island.
- To dwell on an isle.
- n. An old spelling of aisle.
- n. A hot coal; an ember: usually in the plural.
- a short platform, generally protected by posts, placed in the middle of a busy street as a convenience and a temporary stopping-place in crossing the street and as a place of safety in avoiding passing vehicles. Also called refuge.
- n. An island.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See aisle.
- n. Poetic An island.
- n. (Zoöl.) A spot within another of a different color, as upon the wings of some insects.
- v. Poetic To cause to become an island, or like an island; to surround or encompass; to island.
- n. a small island
- From Middle English, from Old French isle, from Latin insula (Wiktionary)
- Middle English ile, from Old French isle, from Vulgar Latin *īsula, from Latin īnsula. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Government, contrary to the beliefs of the those in government and those on the left of the isle is a drag on the economy.”
“The same day they passed another uninhabited island, which they called the isle of Birds, from its many wild-fowl.”
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“You say that as if purging the Hill of corporate shilling whores on both sides of the isle is a bad thing.”
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“You can find them in isle three, wedged between American Idol and Harry Potter, on the same shelf as Iggy Pop and The Cramps.”
“The GOP shutdown the state legislature for nearly six weeks this summer, and the corruption on both sides of the isle is quite disturbing.”
“A man three seats down and across the isle is drawing up plans in his head for a new apartment complex.”
“From the other side of the isle is self-proclaimed "godless liberal" PZ Myers, claiming that Hitler "was quite the vocal Catholic".”
“When someone asked her if there would be a runner down the main isle, she said no.”
“I went from table to table down the main isle until I found myself at the back of the store in front of the music section.”
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