Origin of isleMiddle English ile from Old French ile, earlier isle from Medieval Latin isla, contr. from Classical Latin insula from uncertain or unknown; perhaps (terra) in salo, (land) in the sea from salum, sea: the form isle became general in the Renaissance, influenced, influence by Classical Latin insula
A beautiful tropical isle.
The definition of an isle is an island, particularly a small one.
An example of an isle is one of the tiny islands in the island nation of the Philippine Islands.
An island, especially a small one.
Origin of isleMiddle English ile from Old French isle from Vulgar Latin īsula from Latin īnsula
- (The connexion of the Isle of Man with Norway is considered s.v.
- 1 Including Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
- With this apparatus some of Marconi's earliest successes, such as telegraphing across the English Channel, were achieved, and telegraphic communication at the rate of fifteen words or so a minute established between the East Goodwin lightship and the South Foreland lighthouse, also between the Isle of Wight and the Lizard in Cornwall.
- It is found also in the Isle of Pines, and in the New Hebrides.
- In 1908 the output of limestone was valued at $20,731; there are limestone quarries in Washington and Orange counties and on Isle La Motte.