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
Origin: [L. peninsula or paeninsula; paene almost + insula an island. See Isle.]
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
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.]
Is a piece of land bordered by water on three sides but connected to mainland.
There are many peninsula around the world.
The numerical value of Peninsula in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Peninsula in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- شِبْهُ جَزِيرَةArabic
- паўво́страў, паўвы́спаBelarusian
- penínsulaCatalan, Valencian
- hálvoyggj, nesFaroese
- skiereilânWestern Frisian
- leth-eileanScottish Gaelic
- חצי איHebrew
- жарты арал, түбекKazakh
- ទ្វីបសាទិស, ទៀបកោះ, ស្ទើរកោះKhmer
- 半島, 반도Korean
- жарым аралKyrgyz
- tanah menanjung, semenanjung, penanjung, jazirahMalay
- halvøyNorwegian Nynorsk
- полуоток, poluostrvo, полуострво, poluotokSerbo-Croatian
- மூவலந்தீவு, குடாநாட்டில்Tamil
- يېرىم ئارالUyghur, Uighur
- yarim orolUzbek
- 半島, bán đảoVietnamese
- lafanisul, tinisulVolapük
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