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pəˈnɪn sə lə, -ˈnɪns yə ləPenin·su·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peninsulanoun

    a large mass of land projecting into a body of water

Wiktionary

  1. peninsulanoun

    A piece of land projecting into water from a larger land mass.

  2. Etymology: From paeninsula, from paene, and insula.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PENINSULAnoun

    A piece of land almost surrounded by the sea, but joined by a narrow neck to the main.

    Etymology: Lat. pene insula; peninsule, Fr.

    Aside of Milbrook lieth the peninsula of Inswork, on whose neckland standeth an ancient house. Carew.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peninsulanoun

    a portion of land nearly surrounded by water, and connected with a larger body by a neck, or isthmus

  2. Etymology: [L. peninsula or paeninsula; paene almost + insula an island. See Isle.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peninsula

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. peninsula

    A tract of land joined to a continent by a comparatively narrow neck termed an isthmus.

Editors Contribution

  1. peninsula

    Is a form of land

    There are many peninsula around the world.


    Submitted by MaryC on October 6, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peninsula in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peninsula in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Peninsula in a Sentence

  1. Mike Pompeo:

    Our posture will not change until we see credible steps taken toward the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

  2. Miha Hribenik:

    The prospects of North Korea dismantling its nuclear and ballistic missile arsenals remain as dim as ever, once the cameras are switched off and the enthusiasm over Friday's summit declaration -- which promises a peaceful and nuclear-free Korean peninsula -- subsides, both sides will need to roll up their sleeves and get to work.

  3. Scott Stewart:

    It’s possible that they were trained in Yemen or anywhere on the Arabian Peninsula, this was a highly trained team. They were trained in small arms and small unit tactics. What they were displaying is guerrilla warfare 101.

  4. Ambassador Kim:

    We call on the DPRK to engage in a meaningful and substantive dialogue with us, we have been very clear about what we want to see happen. We are committed to the principle that dialogue will allow us to pursue our ultimate objective and that's quite simply the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

  5. Rudy Giuliani:

    I could not go to the President and say, take two days off to get ready for that and screw the whole thing with North Korea, he's our President. He is going to negotiate, I believe, a non-nuclear situation on the Korean Peninsula. And you're going to interfere with that? That's why the Founding Fathers created this immunity from prosecution and subpoena.

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