Definitions

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  • proper noun An island and county off the south coast of England opposite Southampton, sometimes considered to be part of Hampshire.

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  • noun an isle and county of southern England in the English Channel

Etymologies

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From Old English Wiht, Wihte ealond, Latin Vectis (c.150), from Celtic Ictis (literally "nether"), akin to Old Irish icht ("nether, bottom"), Muir n-Icht ("English Channel", literally "the nether sea"), referring to the fact that the Isle of Wight is the southern-most of the British Isles.

Examples

  • The Isle of Wight is my new favourite place to go on holiday.

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  • The Isle of Wight is a walker's paradise with hundreds of marked trails, views around every turn and plenty of tea rooms and pubs for mid-walk refreshment.

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  • The Isle of Wight is a walker's paradise with hundreds of marked trails, views around every turn and plenty of tea rooms and pubs for mid-walk refreshment.

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  • The Isle of Wight is my new favourite place to go on holiday.

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  • Faced with worsening projections for global warming and energy security, learning that the wind turbine maker Vestas will be closing its factory on the Isle of Wight is a bit like hearing that pharmaceutical companies are closing down the production of flu vaccines just as the alert for level five to full pandemic.

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  • Faced with worsening projections for global warming and energy security, learning that the wind turbine maker Vestas will be closing its factory on the Isle of Wight is a bit like hearing that pharmaceutical companies are closing down the production of flu vaccines just as the alert for level five to full pandemic.

    Environment news, comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • This year we played the Isle of Wight, which is a huge festival, that was good …

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  • This year we played the Isle of Wight, which is a huge festival, that was good …

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  • visiting the Isle of Wight, which is extraordinarily lovely in September sunshine.

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  • visiting the Isle of Wight, which is extraordinarily lovely in September sunshine.

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