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.

  1. land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland.

  2. 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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. peninsula(noun)

    a large mass of land projecting into a body of water


  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


  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.

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a piece of land that is almost surrounded by water

the Malay peninsula.

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