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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ About 10 million years before that, another rift began along what is now the southern shore of the Arabian peninsula.
▪ Many of them seemed like tiny oases hemmed in by the alien rubber which overran the entire peninsula.
▪ The Roman past lay more heavily over the Iberian peninsula.
▪ The idea of a holiday in the north-west of the Iberian peninsula had developed in the preceding six months.
▪ The United States has 37,000 troops based in the southern half of the divided peninsula.
▪ The United States continued to insist that any deal-making regarding the divided peninsula would have to involve Seoul.
▪ The prospects for any sort of reconciliation on the divided peninsula appeared slim indeed.
▪ The upshot of all this was to heighten the military tension on the divided peninsula.
▪ Although the rebel numbers are small, there are known to be many infiltrators and sympathisers on the peninsula.
▪ But it is obvious that one relatively small peninsula can not contain this missionary zeal indefinitely.
▪ Fewer people make it out to the peninsula.
▪ One resident of that city purchased five hundred rifles for shipment to the peninsula.
▪ The Army and the police remained under intense pressure in the Jaffna peninsula where many camps and stations were under siege.
▪ The Mayan civilisation flourished in the Yucatan peninsula between 300AD and 900AD.
▪ This provided for the withdrawal of federal forces from the strategic Prevlaka peninsula overlooking Dubrovnik by Oct. 20.
▪ When you own a peninsula, you own the very essence of the Chesapeake country.
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.

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.


n. (context geography English) A piece of land projecting into water from a larger land mass.


n. a large mass of land projecting into a body of water

Peninsula, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
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 (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 41.240755 N, 81.556363 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 44264
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Peninsula, OH

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 can also be a headland, cape, island promontory, bill, point, or spit. A point is generally considered a tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water that is less prominent than a cape. In English, the plural of peninsula is peninsulas or, less commonly, peninsulae. A river which courses through a very tight meander is also sometimes said to form a "peninsula" within the (almost closed) loop of water.

Peninsula (New Zealand electorate)

Peninsula was an Otago electorate in the New Zealand Parliament from 1881 to 1893, based on the Otago Peninsula.

Peninsula (disambiguation)

A peninsula is a piece of land bordered by water on three sides.

Peninsula may also refer to:

  • Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War
  • Peninsular War of 1808
  • Peninsula Shield Force, a military alliance of the Middle East
  • Peninsula, Ohio, a village in Summit County, Ohio
Península (Rio de Janeiro)

Península is a sub-district located at Barra da Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro that occupies an area of 8,395,850 square feet, equivalent to the neighbourhood of ("bairro") Leblon, in the South Zone. It has an estimated population of 28,000 people with low ground occupancy rate only 8% of built area.

It became known due to its practical importance for the study of modern urbanization in Brazilian architecture — with the concept of sustainable development, currently under study in architecture courses. The area was built following the project of Fernando Chacel important Brazilian landscape architect and student of Burle Marx. It is admittedly an area that grew with the use of sustainable development, based on Chacel's project, with the strong presence of nature in the region.

The sub-district, with low occupancy and sustainable development, has an Human Development Index - HDI - higher than Barra da Tijuca's.

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.