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A large mass of land projecting into a body of water
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Crimea, for one
Part of Florida
Asia Minor, e.g.
Word definitions for peninsula in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADJECTIVE arabian ▪ About 10 million years before that, another rift began along what is now the southern shore of the Arabian peninsula . entire ▪ Many of them seemed like tiny oases hemmed in by the alien rubber which overran...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Peninsula \Pen*in"su*la\, n. [L. peninsula or paeninsula; paene almost + insula an island. See Isle .] A portion of land nearly surrounded by water, and connected with a larger body by a neck, or isthmus.
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. (context geography English) A piece of land projecting into water from a larger land mass.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1530s, from Latin pæninsula "a peninsula," literally "almost an island," from pæne "almost" + insula "island" (see isle ). Earlier translated as demie island .
Word definitions in WordNet
n. a large mass of land projecting into a body of water
Word definitions in Gazetteer
Population (2000): 602 Housing Units (2000): 254 Land area (2000): 4.674119 sq. miles (12.105912 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.010029 sq. miles (0.025976 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.684148 sq. miles (12.131888 sq. km) FIPS code: 61574 Located within: Ohio...
Word definitions in Wikipedia
A peninsula ( from paene "almost" and insula "island") is a piece of land that is bordered by water on three sides but connected to mainland . The surrounding water is usually understood to be continuous, though not necessarily named as such. A peninsula...
Usage examples of peninsula.
If he is there late in the fall or early in the winter, he may hunt, with good luck, if he is able to hit anything with a rifle, the moose and the caribou on that long wilderness peninsula between Baddeck and Aspy Bay, where the old cable landed.
Lingering monsoons had flooded the lowlands of the Peninsula and piled the snowdrifts high round about the Tower of the Archimage on the southern slope of Mount Brom.
Vesuvius, left the expressway at Castellammare, and piloted the car around the mountainous hairpins of the Sorrento peninsula.
He would proceed up the Adriatic littoral through regions which had fought bitterly against Roman control of the peninsula- Marrucini, Vestini, Frentani, southern Picentines.
I do not propose any reform so drastic as to restore their original names to the western rivers of the Peninsula, but content myself, after years of research, with distinguishing the original, or right, or de lure names from the de facto names, the product of pardonable misidentifications sanctioned, in many cases, by half a century of popular and official usage.
Once Hitler was embroiled with Russia, this happy state might have been almost indefinitely prolonged with ever-growing benefits, and Mussolini might have stood forth in the peace or in the closing year of the war as the wisest statesman the sunny peninsula and its industrious and prolific people had known.
Failure meant not only needless sacrifices through prolonging in Burma operations ravaged by disease but the setback of our whole further deployment against the Malay peninsula and beyond until 1946.
Pare in 1549 gives several instances of 5 children at a birth, and Pliny reports that in the peninsula of Greece there was a woman who gave birth to quintuplets on four different occasions.
Philip knew these relatives well: they ramify, if need be, all over the peninsula.
Visigothic area, including the South of France and the entire peninsula of Spain, our first and typical example is the celebrated Sacramentary of Gellone.
With the rail routes from Peiping blocked by the battle front, the journey now took eight days, first by sea around the Shantung peninsula, then via the Lunghai line to Chengchow, then southbound to Hankow.
Probably a warm ocean current played on one side of the peninsula, while a cold one swept the other, but for scientific aspects of the question I cared little in my joy at being anew in a soft climate, amongst beautiful flowers and vivid life again.
The general route of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway is as follows: Leaving Bombay, it passes through Salcette, crossing to the continent opposite Tannah, goes over the chain of the Western Ghauts, runs thence north-east as far as Burhampoor, skirts the nearly independent territory of Bundelcund, ascends to Allahabad, turns thence eastwardly, meeting the Ganges at Benares, then departs from the river a little, and, descending south-eastward by Burdivan and the French town of Chandernagor, has its terminus at Calcutta.
Jorge had expressed to the Teniente the opinion, based on certain military vehicles and black uniforms he had half-glimpsed through the heavily-fortified gate that cut off the neck of the peninsula, that the garrison on the Cabo de la Calavera was German.
All the Portuguese colonies in America, Africa, and the East Indies acknowledged the sovereignty of the King of Spain, who thus not only united the whole Iberian peninsula under his single sceptre, but had acquired a transmarine empire little inferior in wealth and extent to that which he had inherited at his accession.