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pen·in·su·la

 (pə-nĭn′syə-lə, -sə-lə)
n. Abbr. Pen.
A piece of land that juts out from a larger land mass and is mostly surrounded by water.

[Latin paenīnsula : paene, almost + īnsula, island.]

pen·in′su·lar adj.

peninsula

(pɪˈnɪnsjʊlə)
n
(Physical Geography) a narrow strip of land projecting into a sea or lake from the mainland
[C16: from Latin, literally: almost an island, from paene pene- + insula island]
penˈinsular adj
Usage: The noun peninsula is sometimes confused with the adjective peninsular: the Iberian peninsula (not peninsular)

Peninsula

n
(Placename) the Peninsula short for the Iberian Peninsula

pen•in•su•la

(pəˈnɪn sə lə, -ˈnɪns yə lə)

n., pl. -las.
1. land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland.
2. the Peninsula,
b. a district in SE Virginia between the York and James rivers: Civil War battles.
[1530–40; < Latin paenīnsula=paen(e) almost + īnsula island]
pen•in′su•lar, adj.

pen·in·su·la

(pə-nĭn′syə-lə)
A piece of land that projects into a body of water and is connected with a larger landmass.

peninsula

A narrow strip of land that is almost surrounded by water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peninsula - a large mass of land projecting into a body of waterpeninsula - a large mass of land projecting into a body of water
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"

peninsula

noun cape, point, head, horn, bluff, mull (Scot.), headland, promontory the Korean peninsula
Translations
poloostrov
halvø
poolsaar
niemimaa
péninsulepresqu’ilepresqu’île
poluotok
félsziget
skagi
半島
반도
pusiasaliopusiasalis
pussala
polostrov
polotok
halvö
คาบสมุทร
bán đảo

peninsula

[pɪˈnɪnsjʊlə] Npenínsula f

peninsula

[pəˈnɪnsjʊlə] npéninsule f

peninsula

nHalbinsel f

peninsula

[pɪˈnɪnsjʊlə] npenisola

peninsula

(pəˈninsjulə) noun
a piece of land that is almost surrounded by water. the Malay peninsula.
peˈninsular adjective
of or like a peninsula.

peninsula

شِبَهُ الـْجَزِيرَةِ poloostrov halvø Halbinsel χερσόνησος península niemimaa péninsule poluotok penisola 半島 반도 schiereiland halvøy półwysep península полуостров halvö คาบสมุทร yarımada bán đảo 半岛
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A natural spring of soft and pleasant water--a rare treasure on the sea-girt peninsula where the Puritan settlement was made--had early induced Matthew Maule to build a hut, shaggy with thatch, at this point, although somewhat too remote from what was then the centre of the village.
Indeed, so far as its physical aspect is concerned, with its flat, unvaried surface, covered chiefly with wooden houses, few or none of which pretend to architectural beauty -- its irregularity, which is neither picturesque nor quaint, but only tame -- its long and lazy street, lounging wearisomely through the whole extent of be peninsula, with Gallows Hill and New Guinea at one end, and a view of the alms-house at the other -- such being the features of my native town, it would be quite as reasonable to form a sentimental attachment to a disarranged checker-board.
The long and narrow peninsula of Malacca, extending south-eastward from the territories of Birmah, forms the most southerly point of all Asia.
The kingdom is a peninsula, terminated to the north-east by a ridge of mountains thirty miles high, which are altogether impassable, by reason of the volcanoes upon the tops: neither do the most learned know what sort of mortals inhabit beyond those mountains, or whether they be inhabited at all.
It then waters the kingdoms of Amhara, Olaca, Choaa, and Damot, which lie on the left side, and the kingdom of Goiama, which it bounds on the right, forming by its windings a kind of peninsula.
Soon Keeling Island disappeared from the horizon, and our course was directed to the north-west in the direction of the Indian Peninsula.
Only eighty days, now that the section between Rothal and Allahabad, on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, has been opened.
No, my dear fellow," returned the young man, seating himself on the divan; "reassure yourself; we are tottering always, but we never fall, and I begin to believe that we shall pass into a state of immobility, and then the affairs of the Peninsula will completely consolidate us.
The famous Fountain of Youth, if I am rightly informed, is situated in the southern part of the Floridian peninsula, not far from Lake Macaco.
Within his remembrance, and even since his mature age, the site where now stood the populous town had been a wild and forest-covered peninsula.
Plan of the Salt Lake expedition Great sandy deserts Sufferings from thirst Ogden's River Trails and smoke of lurking savages Thefts at night A trapper's revenge Alarms of a guilty conscience A murderous victory Californian mountains Plains along the Pacific Arrival at Monterey Account of the place and neighborhood Lower California Its extent The Peninsula Soil Climate Production Its settlements by the Jesuits Their sway over the Indians Their expulsion Ruins of a missionary establishment Sublime scenery Upper California Missions Their power and policy Resources of the country Designs of foreign nations
The mouth of the Columbia is upwards of four miles wide with a peninsula and promontory on one side, and a long low spit of land on the other; between which a sand bar and chain of breakers almost block the entrance.

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