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
That was a really bad escalation of the tensions in the Korean peninsula.
The DMZ can and must be crossed to begin to heal the divide Korean Peninsula.
The situation on the Korean peninsula is again inching close to the brink of a war.
The consistency of the growth is striking, the moss is right across Antarctic Peninsula.
Such visits mean further militarization of the occupied Ukrainian peninsula and increase its isolation.
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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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