Isle definition

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An island, especially a small one.
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An island, esp., a small island.
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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.

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(obsolete or poetic) An island.
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Obsolete form of aisle.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
isle
Plural:
isles

Origin of isle

  • Middle English ile from Old French isle from Vulgar Latin īsula from Latin īnsula

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French isle, from Latin insula

    From Wiktionary