Definitions for Peninsulapəˈnɪn sə lə, -ˈnɪns yə lə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pen•in•su•lapəˈnɪn sə lə, -ˈnɪns yə lə(n.)(pl.)-las.
land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland.
the Peninsula, a district in SE Virginia between the York and James rivers: Civil War battles.
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Iberia (def. 1). 1
Origin of peninsula:
1530–40; < L paenīnsula=paen(e) almost +īnsula island
a large mass of land projecting into a body of water
A piece of land projecting into water from a larger land mass.
Origin: From paeninsula, from paene, and insula.
a portion of land nearly surrounded by water, and connected with a larger body by a neck, or isthmus
A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered by water on three sides but connected to mainland. The surrounding water is usually understood to belong to a single, contiguous body, but is not always explicitly defined as such. In many Germanic and Celtic languages and also in Baltic, Slavic, Hungarian, Chinese, Hebrew and Korean, peninsulas are called "half-islands". A peninsula can also be a headland, cape, island promontory, bill, point, or spit. Note that 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.
Translations for Peninsula
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a piece of land that is almost surrounded by water
the Malay peninsula.
- شِبْه جَزيرَهArabic
- penínsulaPortuguese (BR)
- die HalbinselGerman
- شبه جزیرهFarsi
- شبه جزیرهPersian
- ټاپو وزمه، جزيره ( شپه جزيرهPashto
- 半島Chinese (Trad.)
- جزيرہ نماUrdu
- bán đảoVietnamese
- 半岛Chinese (Simp.)
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