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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Annual large-scale (U.S.-South Korean) war exercises are a source of heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula and increase the threat of nuclear war.
We...thank our brothers, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, who have been - and continue to be - the pioneers of external operations that target the heart of the Crusader enemies.
The problem we are dealing these days is not just about Syria and Iraq it is about other terrorist networks around the world, in Africa, in the Arab peninsula for example, that have franchise movements of the al Qaeda brand.
This move goes beyond the defensive needs of the relevant countries. If it is deployed it will directly impact China's and Russia's respective strategic security, not only does it threaten the resolution of the peninsula nuclear issue, it quite possibly could pour oil on the fire of an already tense situation, and even destroy strategic equilibrium on the peninsula.
China's position on the Korean Peninsula issue has been consistent, during the China-US presidential summit at Mar-a-Lago, both sides said they were committed to the goal of denuclearizing the peninsula, would continue to comprehensively carry out UN Security Council resolutions related to North Korea, and agreed to keep close communication and coordination on the issue.
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Translations for Peninsula
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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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