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ˈɪs məsIsth·mus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. isthmus(noun)

    a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas

  2. isthmus, band(noun)

    a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure


  1. isthmus(Noun)

    A narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, and connecting two larger landmasses.

  2. isthmus(Noun)

    Any such narrow part connecting two larger structures.

  3. Origin: Via isthmus, from ἰσθμός. Cognate to eið.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Isthmus(noun)

    a neck or narrow slip of land by which two continents are connected, or by which a peninsula is united to the mainland; as, the Isthmus of Panama; the Isthmus of Suez, etc

  2. Origin: [L. isthmus, Gr. 'isqmo`s a neck, a neck of land between two seas, an isthmus, especially the Isthmus of Corinth; prob. from the root of 'ie`nai to go; cf. Icel. ei isthmus. See Issue.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Isthmus

    ist′mus, n. a narrow neck of land connecting two larger portions.—adj. Isth′mian, pertaining to an isthmus, esp. the Isthmus of Corinth.—The Isthmian games were celebrated in the Isthmian sanctuary on the north-east shore of the isthmus. [L.,—Gr. isthmos, a passage, an isthmus, allied to ithma, a step, from root of ienai, to go.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. isthmus

    A narrow neck of land which joins a peninsula to its continent, or two islands together, or two peninsulas, without reference to size. The Isthmus of Suez alone prevents Africa from being an island, as that of Darien connects the two Americas.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Isthmus in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Isthmus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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