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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 ?
The road, after the two wayfarers had crossed from the Peninsula to the mainland, was no other than a foot-path.
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.
We brought up just where the anchor was in the chart, about a third of a mile from each shore, the mainland on one side and Skeleton Island on the other.
Away to the northward, out to sea, ran a line of bars and shoals and rocks that would never let a ship come within six miles of the beach, and between the islands and the mainland was a stretch of deep water that ran up to the perpendicular cliffs, and somewhere below the cliffs was the mouth of the tunnel.
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.
It is not said how long the Prince stayed with the Giant, but one day the latter came to him and said he would now take him over to the mainland out of the island, for he himself had no long time to live.
It was almost calm--at least, there was not wind enough to give us any prospect of escaping--so that when the galley came up to us, we thought ourselves lost without remedy, and had probably fallen into their hands had not a breeze sprung up just in the instant of danger, which carried us down the channel between the mainland and the isle of Babelmandel.
he loves thee well that makes thee weep;' and moreover that it is the way with great lords after any hard words they give a servant to give him a pair of breeches; though I do not know what they give after blows, unless it be that knights-errant after blows give islands, or kingdoms on 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.
The Nautilus, having returned during the night up the western coast of Ceylon, was now west of the bay, or rather gulf, formed by the mainland and the Island of Manaar.
They told me your father was at home again, and that was why I came, but it seems the gods are still keeping him back, for he is not dead yet not on the mainland.
It is separated from the mainland by the Gulf of California, sometimes called the Vermilion Sea; into this gulf empties the Colorado of the West, the Seeds-ke-dee, or Green River, as it is also sometimes called.