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main·land

 (mān′lănd′, -lənd)
n.
A major landmass especially when considered in relation to nearby islands or attached peninsulas.

main′land′er n.

mainland

(ˈmeɪnlənd)
n
1. (Physical Geography) the main part of a land mass as opposed to an island or peninsula
2. (Physical Geography) the mainland a particular landmass as viewed from a nearby island with which it has close links, such as Great Britain as viewed from Northern Ireland or continental Australia as viewed from Tasmania
ˈmainlander n

Mainland

(ˈmeɪnlənd)
n
1. (Placename) an island off N Scotland: the largest of the Shetland Islands. Chief town: Lerwick. Pop: 17 550 (2001). Area: about 583 sq km (225 sq miles)
2. (Placename) Also called: Pomona an island off N Scotland: the largest of the Orkney Islands. Chief town: Kirkwall. Pop: 15 315 (2001). Area: 492 sq km (190 sq miles)
3. (Placename) the Mainland NZ a South Islanders' name for South Island

main•land

(ˈmeɪnˌlænd, -lənd)

n.
the principal land of a country, region, etc., as distinguished from adjacent islands or a peninsula.
[1325–75]

Main•land

(ˈmeɪnˌlænd, -lənd)

n.
1. the largest of the Shetland Islands. 18,268; ab. 200 sq. mi. (520 sq. km).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mainland - the main land mass of a country or continentmainland - the main land mass of a country or continent; as distinguished from an island or peninsula
dry land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, earth, land - the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground"
Translations
الجُزْء الرَّئيسي مِن القارَّهالْيَابِسَةُ
pevnina
fastland
manner
kopno
meginland
本土
본토
fastland
แผ่นดินใหญ่
đất liền

mainland

[ˈmeɪnlənd] Ntierra f firme, continente m
they want to move to the mainland [islanders] → quieren trasladarse a Inglaterra/Francia

mainland

[ˈmeɪnlænd]
n
the mainland (= Great Britain) (as opposed to Northern Ireland)Grande-Bretagne f (= Scotland) (as opposed to islands off its coast)Écosse f continentale
modif [Europe] → continental(e) mainland Britainmainland Britain n (from Irish point of view)Grande-Bretagne f; (seen from islanders' point of view)Grande-Bretagne f continentale

mainland

[ˈmeɪnlənd] ncontinente m, terraferma
the Greek mainland → la Grecia continentale

main

(mein) adjective
chief, principal or most important. the main purpose; the main character in the story.
noun
(also mains) the chief pipe or cable in a branching system of pipes or cables. The water's been turned off at the main(s); (also adjective) the mains electricity supply.
ˈmainly adverb
more (of) the thing mentioned than anything else; mostly or largely. This skirt is mainly dark grey.
ˈmainland noun
a large piece of land as compared with neighbouring islands. Britain is not part of the mainland of Europe.
ˈmainspring noun
the chief spring, especially the spring that causes the wheels to move in a watch or clock.
ˈmainstream noun
the chief direction or trend of a system of theories, developments etc. the mainstream of traditional art.

mainland

الْيَابِسَةُ pevnina fastland Festland ηπειρωτική χώρα territorio continental manner continent kopno continente 本土 본토 vasteland fastland kontynent continente континент fastland แผ่นดินใหญ่ anakara đất liền 大陆
References in classic literature ?
If these men had come to his island from another, or from the mainland, why not utilize their craft to make his way to the country from which they had come?
Distribution of fresh-water productions -- On the inhabitants of oceanic islands -- Absence of Batrachians and of terrestrial Mammals -- On the relation of the inhabitants of islands to those of the nearest mainland -- On colonisation from the nearest source with subsequent modification -- Summary of the last and present chapters.
They walled the confines of their coral reefs and sand-banks with coral-rock stolen from the mainland on dark nights.
a telegram, transmitted by cable from Valentia (Ireland) to Newfoundland and the American Mainland, arrived at the address of President Barbicane.
The most perfect specimen is that upon the island of Mousa, near to the mainland of Zetland, which is probably in the same state as when inhabited.
Thus equipped, we felt upon more even terms with the tigers, but there was no sign of the tigers, and I decided that they must be confined to the mainland.
The scientists were far inland, prosecuting their search for the valuable commodity that native rumor upon the mainland had led them to believe might be found here in marketable quantity.
said the doctor, directing his spy-glass toward the mainland.
This is a difficult question, because it is quite impossible to say how time does wear on in the Neverland, where it is calculated by moons and suns, and there are ever so many more of them than on the mainland.
I must have come out upon the opposite side of the island from that at which Ja and I had entered it, for the mainland was nowhere in sight.
85: Some say that great earthquakes occurred, which broke through the neck of land and formed the straits (3), the sea parting the mainland from the island.
When I succeeded to my father's throne my first care was to visit the provinces on the mainland, and then to sail to the numerous islands which lay off the shore, in order to gain the hearts of my subjects.