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Definitions for Peninsula
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


  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.


  1. Peninsula

    A peninsula (from Latin paeninsula; from paene 'almost', and insula 'island') is a landform that extends from a mainland and is surrounded by water on most, but not all of its borders. A peninsula is also sometimes defined as a piece of land bordered by water on three of its sides. Peninsulas exist on all continents. The size of a peninsula can range from tiny to very large. The largest peninsula in the world is the Arabian Peninsula. Peninsulas form due to a variety of causes.


  1. peninsula

    A peninsula is a piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides but is still connected to mainland. This geographical landform extends out into a body of water from a larger landmass.

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.]


  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 Pence:

    I know President Donald Trump is grateful that Chairman Kim kept Chairman Kim word, and we see today as tangible progress in our efforts to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula, but today is just a beginning. And our work will not be complete until all our fallen heroes are accounted for. We will see to it that these are the heroes who will lead the way to many homecomings in the future.

  2. Kim Dong Yon:

    Many of these activists can’t go to sleep at night because they are so worried that the pro-North Korea movements in the South may overtake what they have accomplished, park tried to deter the North, whereas Moon is fulfilling their conditions and compensations. The Kim regime has only one goal: Unify the Korean Peninsula in their communism way and become a nuclear power.

  3. Ned Price:

    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, we have no hostile intent towards the DPRK. We have been very clear about that. What we seek to do is to reduce the threat to the North Korea, to our allies in the region, and that includes the ROK( Republic of Korea or South Korea) and Japan, and we think we can do that through diplomacy with the ROK.

  4. Christine Ahn:

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

  5. Dominic Hodgson:

    If you'd taken a photograph of these parts of Antarctic Peninsula 50 years ago it would have been a monochrome shot of ice, nothing but glaciers. Read More.

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