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pəˈnɪn sə lə, -ˈnɪns yə ləPenin·su·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peninsula(noun)

    a large mass of land projecting into a body of water

Wiktionary

  1. peninsula(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From paeninsula, from paene, and insula.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peninsula(noun)

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

    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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Numerology

  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. Philip Yun:

    There are a lot of things that can happen with a significant number of military assets around and on the peninsula.

  2. Rex Tillerson:

    The two sides noted the urgency of the threat of North Korea's weapons program, reaffirmed their commitment to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula and committed to fully implement UN Security Council resolutions.

  3. Ben Rhodes:

    We approach China on the basis that we have a shared interest in the principle of denuclearization and avoiding an escalation on the Korean peninsula.

  4. 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.

  5. Christine Ahn:

    The DMZ can and must be crossed to begin to heal the divide Korean Peninsula.

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