Definitions for Peninsulapəˈnɪn sə lə, -ˈnɪns yə lə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peninsula(noun)

    a large mass of land projecting into a body of water

Wiktionary

  1. peninsula(Noun)

    A piece of land projecting into water from a larger land mass.

  2. Origin: From paeninsula, from paene, and insula.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peninsula(noun)

    a portion of land nearly surrounded by water, and connected with a larger body by a neck, or isthmus

  2. Origin: [L. peninsula or paeninsula; paene almost + insula an island. See Isle.]

Freebase

  1. Peninsula

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peninsula

    pē-nin′sū-la, n. land so surrounded by water as to be almost an island.—adj. Penin′sular, pertaining to a peninsula: in the form of a peninsula: inhabiting a peninsula.—n. Peninsular′ity, state of being, or of inhabiting, a peninsula: narrow provincialism.—v.t. Penin′sulate, to form into a peninsula: to surround almost entirely with water.—Peninsular war, the war in Spain and Portugal, carried on by Great Britain against Napoleon's marshals (1804-1814).—The Peninsula, Spain and Portugal. [L.,—pæne, almost, insula, an island.]

Editors Contribution

  1. peninsula

    Is a piece of land bordered by water on three sides but connected to mainland.

    There are many peninsula around the world.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peninsula in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peninsula in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tong Kim:

    That was a really bad escalation of the tensions in the Korean peninsula.

  2. Christine Ahn:

    The DMZ can and must be crossed to begin to heal the divide Korean Peninsula.

  3. North Korea state-run KCNA:

    The situation on the Korean peninsula is again inching close to the brink of a war.

  4. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko:

    Such visits mean further militarization of the occupied Ukrainian peninsula and increase its isolation.

  5. Jamal Benomar:

    Fears exist that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula will exploit the current instability to cause further chaos.

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