What does Mainland mean?

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ˈmeɪnˌlænd, -ləndMain·land

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mainland(noun)

    the main land mass of a country or continent; as distinguished from an island or peninsula


  1. mainland(Noun)

    The main landmass of a country or continent

  2. Origin: From . Compare mayn-land, magan-land, madin-land, meginland, meginland.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mainland(noun)

    the continent; the principal land; -- opposed to island, or peninsula


  1. Mainland

    Mainland is a name given to a large landmass in a region, or to the largest of a group of islands in an archipelago. Sometimes its residents are called "Mainlanders". Because of its larger area, a mainland almost always has a much larger population than its associated islands, and mainlander culture and politics sometimes threaten to dominate those of the islands. Prominent uses of the term include: ⁕Mainland Argentina, as opposed to Tierra del Fuego. The term may be applied by Argentines to the British Overseas Territories of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, whose claim is disputed by Argentina. The use of 'mainland' in this context is discouraged by the people of the two territories, who class themselves as British citizens. ⁕Mainland Australia, as opposed to Tasmania. ⁕Mainland Britain:, as opposed to Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. On the Isle of Wight in 1982, Paul Theroux overheard residents at Ventnor: "and now they were talking about 'the mainland', as if we were far at sea and not twenty minutes by ferry from Portsmouth". ⁕Mainland Canada, as opposed to Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Cape Breton Island or Vancouver Island;

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Mainland' in Nouns Frequency: #2933

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mainland in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mainland in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Mainland in a Sentence

  1. Chen Zhizhong:

    Over the past few sessions, Hong Kong shares lagged the mainland stock market due to uncertainty about Fed's rate decisions, we're seeing a rebound today because the uncertainty is gone.

  2. David Bain:

    Arrival increases bode well for Macau's longer-term bull thesis which includes an unparalleled geographic gaming location, small mainland penetration and upcoming multi-staged infrastructure improvements.

  3. Chris Smith:

    A status quo U.S. policy is unsustainable if Beijing continues to insist that Hong Kong become like mainland China, the special privileges the U.S. grants to Hong Kong can only endure if Beijing fulfills its longstanding obligation under international law to maintain Hong Kong’s autonomy, guarantee human rights and allow free and fair elections in 2017 and beyond.

  4. Bosco Wong:

    It is quite convenient for businesses, but this rail is clearly about further integrating Hong Kong with mainland China, i don't know whether it is really good if we just become another city in the Guangdong province.

  5. Chuon Narin:

    The body is being transported by boat from the Thai border. It will take two hours to reach the mainland, according to the people who are transporting her body, it's almost 100 percent her, looking at her body's markings, including tattoo.

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