Isle of Wight
(1) An isle and county of southern England in the English Channel
From Old English Wiht, Wihte ealond, Latin Vectis (c.150), from Celtic Ictis, literally 'nether', akin to Old Irish icht 'nether, bottom', Muir n-Icht 'English Channel, lit. the nether sea', referring to the fact that the Isle of Wight is the southern-most of the British Isles.
- An island and county off the south coast of England opposite Southampton, sometimes considered to be part of Hampshire.