desert island

n. isolated island

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • desert island — n a small tropical island that is far away from other places and has no people living on it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Desert island — A desert island in Palau. A desert island or uninhabited island is an island that has yet to be (or is not currently) populated by humans. Uninhabited islands are often used in movies or stories about shipwrecked people, and are also used as… …   Wikipedia

  • desert island — UK [ˌdezə(r)t ˈaɪlənd] / US [ˌdezərt ˈaɪlənd] noun [countable] Word forms desert island : singular desert island plural desert islands a small tropical island with no people living on it …   English dictionary

  • desert island — [[t]de̱zə(r)t a͟ɪlənd[/t]] desert islands N COUNT A desert island is a small tropical island, where nobody lives …   English dictionary

  • desert island — /dɛzət ˈaɪlənd/ (say dezuht uyluhnd) noun a small, remote and uninhabited tropical island: *Fending for yourself on a desert island would not be like this: there would be mangoes, breadfruit, milk from coconuts, and fish from the coral reef.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • desert island — noun An uninhabited island, especially one in the tropics …   Wiktionary

  • desert island — des|ert is|land [ ,dezərt aılənd ] noun count a small tropical island with no people living on it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • desert island — noun a remote, uninhabited tropical island …   English new terms dictionary

  • desert island — noun (C) a small tropical island far from other places with no people living on it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • desert island — [ˌdezət ˈaɪlənd] noun [C] a small tropical island with no people living on it …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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