Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An Iceland dog.

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  • proper noun A country in Europe. Official name: Republic of Iceland.
  • proper noun An island in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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  • noun a volcanic island in the North Atlantic near the Arctic Circle
  • noun an island republic on the island of Iceland; became independent of Denmark in 1944

Etymologies

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From ice +‎ land, a calque of Icelandic Ísland.

Examples

  • Thorvaldur Kristmundsson/Associated Press ICELAND MELTDOWN: Protesters clashed with police Thursday in Reykjavik, Iceland, behind the parliament building.

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  • Please visit for full-video: www. dha.com.tr ICELAND VOLCANIC ERUPTION DISRUPTS ISTANBUL FLIGHTS TO EUROPE Flights from Istanbul to the UK and other Europe destinations have been cancelled due to the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland, which mainly caused major disruption at UK airports, and grounded many other European flights After a major disruption in UK flights from İstanbul, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France have also been added to the list.

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  • Please visit for full-video: www. dha.com.tr ICELAND VOLCANIC ERUPTION DISRUPTS ISTANBUL FLIGHTS TO EUROPE Flights from Istanbul to the UK and other Europe destinations have been cancelled due to the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland, which mainly caused major disruption at UK airports, and grounded many other European flights After a major disruption in UK flights from İstanbul, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France have also been added to the list.

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  • Please visit for full-video: www. dha.com.tr ICELAND VOLCANIC ERUPTION DISRUPTS ISTANBUL FLIGHTS TO EUROPE Flights from Istanbul to the UK and other Europe destinations have been cancelled due to the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland, which mainly caused major disruption at UK airports, and grounded many other European flights After a major disruption in UK flights from İstanbul, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France have also been added to the list.

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  • Please visit for full-video: www. dha.com.tr ICELAND VOLCANIC ERUPTION DISRUPTS ISTANBUL FLIGHTS TO EUROPE Flights from Istanbul to the UK and other Europe destinations have been cancelled due to the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland, which mainly caused major disruption at UK airports, and grounded many other European flights After a major disruption in UK flights from İstanbul, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France have also been added to the list.

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  • Please visit for full-video: www. dha.com.tr ICELAND VOLCANIC ERUPTION DISRUPTS ISTANBUL FLIGHTS TO EUROPE Flights from Istanbul to the UK and other Europe destinations have been cancelled due to the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland, which mainly caused major disruption at UK airports, and grounded many other European flights After a major disruption in UK flights from İstanbul, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France have also been added to the list.

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  • Please visit for full-video: www. dha.com.tr ICELAND VOLCANIC ERUPTION DISRUPTS ISTANBUL FLIGHTS TO EUROPE Flights from Istanbul to the UK and other Europe destinations have been cancelled due to the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland, which mainly caused major disruption at UK airports, and grounded many other European flights After a major disruption in UK flights from İstanbul, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France have also been added to the list.

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  • Please visit for full-video: www. dha.com.tr ICELAND VOLCANIC ERUPTION DISRUPTS ISTANBUL FLIGHTS TO EUROPE Flights from Istanbul to the UK and other Europe destinations have been cancelled due to the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland, which mainly caused major disruption at UK airports, and grounded many other European flights After a major disruption in UK flights from İstanbul, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France have also been added to the list.

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  • Please visit for full-video: www. dha.com.tr ICELAND VOLCANIC ERUPTION DISRUPTS ISTANBUL FLIGHTS TO EUROPE Flights from Istanbul to the UK and other Europe destinations have been cancelled due to the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland, which mainly caused major disruption at UK airports, and grounded many other European flights After a major disruption in UK flights from İstanbul, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France have also been added to the list.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • Please visit for full-video: www. dha.com.tr ICELAND VOLCANIC ERUPTION DISRUPTS ISTANBUL FLIGHTS TO EUROPE Flights from Istanbul to the UK and other Europe destinations have been cancelled due to the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland, which mainly caused major disruption at UK airports, and grounded many other European flights After a major disruption in UK flights from İstanbul, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France have also been added to the list.

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  • Greetings from Iceland! I will keep an eye on local words, especially panvocalics.

    July 28, 2010

  • Great! Wordnik has three panvocalic Icelandic phrases, but no single words yet: "hundrað og einn", "hundrað og tveir", and "ef svo býður við að".

    July 28, 2010