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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 piece 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. Lu Chao:

    The stability of the Korean Peninsula and realizing denuclearization are of vital importance to China, china intends to play an important role as a mediator.

  2. Mike Pence:

    For my part, in some odd way, it's encouraging that they're getting the message, my hope is that they'll continue to get the message not just from the United States, here in Japan, and in South Korea, but on an increasing basis from China and countries all over the world committing to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.

  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. Robert Carnell:

    So today, we have the opportunity for a historic meeting, a possible end to the Korean war, and a possible move to denuclearise, and maybe even demilitarize the Korean peninsula, all of that's great, but how can you make money from it. Well, the short answer is you probably shouldn't even try.

  5. State John Kerry:

    Even as we engage in these discussions with Iran around its nuclear program, we will not take our eye off of Iran’s other destabilizing actions in places like Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and the Arabian peninsula, Yemen particularly.

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