Middle English ilefrom Old French islefrom Vulgar Latin īsulafrom Latin īnsula
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English, from Old French isle, from Latininsula
Isle Sentence Examples
It is found also in the Isle of Pines, and in the New Hebrides.
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.
He reduced Vectis (Isle of Wight) and penetrated to the borders of Somersetshire.
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.
Regular passenger steamers serve Yarmouth in the Isle of Wight.