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Meaning of peninsula by Wiktionary Dictionary

peninsula


    Alternative forms

    • pæninsula

    Etymology

    From Latin paenīnsula, from paene ( “almost” ), and īnsula ( “island” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /pəˈnɪn.sjə.lə/, /ˈpɛn.ɪn.sjʊ.lə/; X-SAMPA: /p@"nIn.sj@.l@/, "pEn.In.sjU.l@/
    • ( US ) IPA: /pəˈnɪn.sə.lə/; X-SAMPA: /p@"nIn.s@.l@/

    Noun

    peninsula ( plural: peninsulas or peninsulae )

    1. ( geography ) A piece of land projecting into water from a larger land mass .

    Synonyms



Explanation of peninsula by Wordnet Dictionary

peninsula


    Noun
    1. a large mass of land projecting into a body of water



    Definition of peninsula by GCIDE Dictionary

    peninsula


    1. Peninsula n. [L. peninsula or paeninsula; paene almost + insula an island. See Isle.] A portion of land nearly surrounded by water, and connected with a larger body by a neck, or isthmus.