Islands of the blessed(Myth.), islands supposed to lie in the Western Ocean, where the favorites of the gods are conveyed at death, and dwell in everlasting joy.

(Is"land) v. t.

1. To cause to become or to resemble an island; to make an island or islands of; to isle. Shelley.

2. To furnish with an island or with islands; as, to island the deep. Southey.

(Is"land*er) n. An inhabitant of an island.

(Is"land*y) a. Of or pertaining to islands; full of islands. Cotgrave.

(Isle) n. [Obs.] See Aisle.

(Isle) n. [OF. isle, F. île, L. insula; cf. Lith. sala. Cf. Insulate.]

1. An island. [Poetic]

Imperial rule of all the seagirt isles.

2. (Zoöl.) A spot within another of a different color, as upon the wings of some insects.

(Isle), v. t. To cause to become an island, or like an island; to surround or encompass; to island. [Poetic]

Isled in sudden seas of light.

(Is"let) n. [OF. islette (cf. F. îlot), dim. of isle.] A little island.

- ism
(-ism) [F. -isme, or L. -ismus, Gr. .] A suffix indicating an act, a process, the result of an act or a process, a state; also, a characteristic (as a theory, doctrine, idiom, etc.); as, baptism, galvanism, organism, hypnotism, socialism, sensualism, Anglicism.

(Ism), n. [See ism, above.] A doctrine or theory; especially, a wild or visionary theory. E. Everett.

The world grew light-headed, and forth came a spawn of isms which no man can number.
S. G. Goodrich.

(Is`ma*e"li*an Is"ma*el*ite) n. (Eccl.) One of a sect of Mohammedans who favored the pretensions of the family of Mohammed ben Ismael, of the house of Ali.

Islamitic to Isopathy

(Is`lam*it"ic) a. Of or pertaining to Islam; Mohammedan.

(Is"lam*ize) v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Islamized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Islamizing ] To conform, or cause to conform, to the religion of Islam.

(Is"land) n. [OE. iland, yland, AS. igland, gland, glond; ig, g, island + land, lond, land. AS. ig, g, is akin to AS. water, river, OHG. uwa, G. au meadow, Icel. ey island, Dan. & Sw. ö, Goth. ahwa a stream, water, L. aqua water. The s is due to confusion with isle. Cf. Ait, Eyot, Ewer, Aquatic.]

1. A tract of land surrounded by water, and smaller than a continent. Cf. Continent.

2. Anything regarded as resembling an island; as, an island of ice.

3. (Zoöl.) See Isle, n., 2.

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