islander

Definitions

  • AVALON, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND
    AVALON, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n islander an inhabitant of an island
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Island and Temple of Phil the Island and Temple of Phil
the Island of Elephantine the Island of Elephantine
the Island of Elephantine Seen from The Ruins Of Syenne the Island of Elephantine Seen from The Ruins Of Syenne
the Rocks of The Island Of Sehêl, With Some Of The Votive Inscriptions the Rocks of The Island Of Sehêl, With Some Of The Votive Inscriptions
The Philae Islands The Philae Islands
The Island of Aegina The Island of Aegina
Jamestown Island, Virginia. On this small island—half forest and half marsh—was planted the English colony of which Raleigh and Gilbert dreamed Jamestown Island, Virginia. On this small island—half forest and half marsh—was planted the English colony of which...
The interior of a small Jamestown house, about 1650. Although the painting is conjectural, many items shown—pottery, glassware, fireplace tools, and kitchen accessories—were unearthed on this historic island. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) The interior of a small Jamestown house, about 1650. Although the painting is conjectural, many items shown—pottery,...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Montreal is actually located on an island
    • n Islander An inhabitant of an island.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Pacific island of Tonga once issued a stamp that was banana shaped
    • n islander An inhabitant of an island.
    • n islander An obsolete form of Icelander.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest island in the Mediterranean sea is Sicily.
    • n Islander (ī′land-ėr) an inhabitant of an island
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Quotations

  • Sir William Blackstone
    Sir William Blackstone
    “The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.”
  • Walt Disney
    Walt%20Disney
    “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph%20Waldo%20Emerson
    “As the Sandwich Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so we gain the strength of the temptation we resist.”
  • John Donne
    John%20Donne
    “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.”
  • Nicholas Boileau
    Nicholas%20Boileau
    “Honor is like an island, rugged and without a beach; once we have left it, we can never return.”
  • John Archibald Wheeler
    John Archibald Wheeler
    “We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. iland—A.S. íglandíg, an island, and land, land; Dut. and Ger. eiland, Ice. eyland, Sw. and Dan. öland. A.S. íg is from a root which appears in Angles-ea, Aldern-ey, &c., A.S. , L. aqua, water, so that it originally means water-land. The s in island is due to a confusion with isle, from L. insula.

Usage

In literature:

Outbreaks of mob violence, though of a less riotous kind, took place in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and elsewhere.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
There's no finer place in the country than Star Island.
"The Curlytops on Star Island" by Howard R. Garis
The island was too little for that.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
There was plenty of water to the northward of the island, but there was a shoal to the southward.
"All Adrift" by Oliver Optic
On the second of April, however, we passed a little uninhabited island, something higher than the coral islands usually are.
"A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Vol. 1" by Otto von Kotzebue
After a search of several days, Roggewein sighted an island upon the 6th of April, 1722, which he named Easter Island.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
It was true, Chess was looking forward to taking a vacation at the Thousand Islands with his family.
"Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence" by Alice B. Emerson
The island is only separated from the mainland by a narrow inlet of the sea.
"A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2" by Otto von Kotzebue
And near Zebu, in the small island of Poro, the chief island of the three called Camotes.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55)" by Various
A north-country term for flat grounds adjoining islands in rivers, sometimes used for the islands themselves.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Ruth, too, caught a glimpse of the small island which raised its hilly head in the middle of the lake.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
On leaving the Sandwich Islands, Kotzebue steered for Suwaroff and Kutusoff Islands, which he had discovered a few months before.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The boat, however, did not keep in the center, but tried to reach the southern point of the island.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
He would circle the island once or twice, then head again for Charlotte Amalie on the island of St. Thomas.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
It was a bright December morning when we made the island of Ceylon.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
There are some few still more extraordinary cases in which the species of one genus are separated in remote continents or islands.
"Island Life" by Alfred Russel Wallace
After my flour was disposed of I purchased a cargo of boards to carry to Providence, Rhode Island.
"Journal of Voyages" by Jacob Dunham
The second great service rendered by the United States was the rehabilitation of the island.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
The priesthood of the island was absolutely against the revolution and in favor of maintaining the sovereignty of the Spanish crown in Cuba.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
He first intended attacking the enemy at Tangier Island.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
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In poetry:

Yet, they had tragedies all dark and fell!
Lone Roanoke Island rises on the view,
And this Peninsula its tale could tell
Of Opecancanough!
"Arms And The Man - The Southern Colonies" by James Barron Hope
Beside the drowsy streams that creep
Within this island of repose,
Oh, let us rest from cares and woes,
Oh, let us fold our hands to sleep!
"Yet a Little Sleep" by Robert Fuller Murray
On the islands off the coast,
The jewelled weeds on their rocky shores
With the rising tide
Is slowly hidden, then
How will we recall them?
"On the islands off the coast" by Yamabe no Akahito
But not on the surf-beaten islands,
Nor yet upon Morven's land,
Does she drive, for her rudder, unshattered,
Is firm in the steersman's hand.
"Tobermory Bay" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Distant as the heavens,
'long lengthy country roads
Filled with feeling have I come
And now, from the strait of Akashi
Yamato an island seems.
"Distant as the heavens" by Kakinomoto no Asomi Hitomaro
Therefore with glowing hearts and proud glad tears,
The children of her Island Realm to—day
Recall her sixty venerable years
Of virtuous sway.
"Victoria" by Alfred Austin

In news:

All aboard te Rock Island Line, harvey, island, rock, line, railroad, girls, good, road, santa, young.
The recipients of Rotary International 's "Islander of the Month" February award are Mercer Island High School students Andrew King and Tracey Tomlinson.
ABC (STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.) — Powerful storm surges from Superstorm Sandy caused a nearly 170-foot water tanker to run aground in Staten Island, N.Y. On Monday night.
The Island BBQ Company opened its doors June 22 in the former Island Pizza Company location at 2496 Palm Ridge Road.
The Island BBQ Company opened its doors June 22 in the former Island Pizza Company location at 2496 Palm Ridge Roa.
"I refer to our endeavors as the Wildcat Growers Cooperative, after a fictional island called Wildcat Island our father used to tell us stories about when he was alive," Brugh said.
Ferries from several points on Long Island carry passengers, their bags and sometimes their dogs out to Fire Island during the summer season.
Timothy Lepore is the island of Nantucket's general surgeon, the head of medicine at the local hospital, and the medical examiner for the island, which is 30 miles out to sea and isolated from the mainland.
On sunny afternoons young scofflaws defy Berkeley's municipal code to munch pizza on the East Bay's most scenic island — traffic island, that is.
Erin Ayriss of Bainbridge Island is crowned the Scotch Broom Queen, at Wednesday's Scotch Broom Festival on Bainbridge Island.
Mona Island About 40 miles off the wild western coast of Puerto Rico, Mona Island boasts one of the last great, untouched shorelines in the Caribbean.
A file photograph from 2008 shows the beach on Philippine-occupied Pag-Asa island, the largest of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
Mercer Island High School, 9100 S E 42nd St (Mercer Island), 206-398-5000.
The Roosevelt Island Tramway resumed service early this morning between the island and Manhattan.
The United States Supreme Court today rejected a bid to block development of Robins Island, an uninhabited 445-acre island in the Great Peconic Bay.
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In science:

However, these will only become important in systems that contain a sizable density of islands of spins aligned with the external field.
Nucleation times in the 2D Ising model
This explains the absence of any untumbled islands in the fina l avalanche region of Fig. 1.
Playing with sandpiles
But take away some sand so as to exit the recursive set, and then creating untumbled islands becomes easy.
Playing with sandpiles
For 1 < z ≤ 4 there is a percolating cluster, but there are a few small islands disconnected from the giant cluster.
Majority-vote model on random graphs
These small islands do not contribute to the system dynamics and so they are excluded from our simulations.
Majority-vote model on random graphs
Double tunnel junctions with a central island serving as a gate electrode.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
The reason is that above the percolation threshold the medium of random obstacles begins to form disconnected islands free of obstacles.
Localization of Polymers in Random Media: Analogy with Quantum Particles in Disorder
Due to tunneling to the phase space stability islands the appearance of quasi-bound states (QBS) is induced.
Design of switches and beam splitters using chaotic cavities
The thick lines in (b) are the limits of stability islands.
Design of switches and beam splitters using chaotic cavities
These islands are formed by trapped orbits bouncing in the neighborhood of stable periodic orbits.
Design of switches and beam splitters using chaotic cavities
In particular the central island is formed by tra jectories colliding nearly perpendicular with the walls around x = L/2.
Design of switches and beam splitters using chaotic cavities
Note that the orbits within these islands are not accessible to scattering rays.
Design of switches and beam splitters using chaotic cavities
The wave functions belonging to the sharpest conductance resonances can be identified with energy eigenstates living in the phase space stability islands.
Design of switches and beam splitters using chaotic cavities
The I-type (Mtype) QBS have support on the period-one (period-four) resonance island, as can be clearly seen in Fig. 5(a-b) where we plot the Husimi distributions for the QBS of Fig. 2 together with the transient PM of the system.
Design of switches and beam splitters using chaotic cavities
Notice that by increasing dT , the chaotic region separating the period-one and period-four stability islands becomes narrower until it completely disappears.
Design of switches and beam splitters using chaotic cavities
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