Definition of Ellis Island in US English:

Ellis Island

proper noun

  • An island in the bay of New York that served as an entry point for immigrants to the US 1892–1943 and as a detention center for people awaiting deportation until 1954. It is now part of a national monument and houses an immigration museum.


Ellis Island

/ˌeləs ˈīlənd//ˌɛləs ˈaɪlənd/