ADJ. outlying, remote a ferry service to the outlying islands | coral, tropical, volcanic | desert, uninhabited | offshore His money is in an offshore island bank.
QUANT. chain, group a group of tropical islands
ISLAND + NOUN chain, group the island chain of the Outer Hebrides | home They were forced to leave their island home and start a new life on the mainland. | paradise the island paradise of Phuket
PREP. on an/the ~ He owns a house on the island.
PHRASES the … coast/end/side/tip of an island The best beaches are on the southern tip of the island.