peninsula

Definitions

  • View of the Oasis Of Wady FeÎkÂn in The Peninsula Of Sinai
    View of the Oasis Of Wady FeÎkÂn in The Peninsula Of Sinai
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peninsula a large mass of land projecting into a body of water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the 14th century, the Arabs started to cultivate coffee plants. The first commercially grown and harvested coffee originated in the Arabian Peninsula near the port of Mocha.
    • n Peninsula A portion of land nearly surrounded by water, and connected with a larger body by a neck, or isthmus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Yucatan, as in the peninsula, is from Maya "u" + "u" + "uthaan" meaning "listen how they speak," and is what the Maya said when they first heard the Spaniards.
    • n peninsula A piece of land almost surrounded by water, and connected with the mainland by a neck or isthmus. The Peninsula is often used absolutely for Spain and Portugal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Peninsula pē-nin′sū-la land so surrounded by water as to be almost an island
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. peninsula, or paeninsula,; paene, almost + insula, an island. See Isle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—pæne, almost, insula, an island.

Usage

In literature:

She would know better than to include deer, or the wandering, half-wild cattle of the peninsula as such.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
We were near Cape Hellas, which is the lowest point of the peninsula of Gallipoli.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
A narrow neck of land which joins a peninsula to its continent, or two islands together, or two peninsulas, without reference to size.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
General McClellan reached Fortress Monroe, April 2, 1862, and commenced his march up the peninsula.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
This long tongue of land we are working round is called the Yamal Peninsula.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
The people for the most part were prisoners on the peninsula.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
A great lover of things Spanish, he has frequently visited, and still visits, the Peninsula.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847" by Various
This peninsula has an area of nine thousand six hundred square miles, or about the size of the State of New Hampshire.
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
One of the principal products of the Malay Peninsula is rubber.
"Wanderings in the Orient" by Albert M. Reese
At sixteen he set sail for the Peninsula.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
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In poetry:

Fair summer home peninsula,
Enriched by every breeze
From fragrant islands, wafted far
Across the sunny seas!
"Watch Hill" by Hattie Howard
Yet heard ye how--ban of success--
Irresolution ruled,
Till all our green peninsula
And border-land, were schooled
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
Yet, they had tragedies all dark and fell!
Lone Roanoke Island rises on the view,
And this Peninsula its tale could tell
Of Opecancanough!
"Arms And The Man - The Southern Colonies" by James Barron Hope
The light is fallen and you are hidden
In sunbright peninsulas of the sword:
Torn like leaves through Europe is the peace
That through us flowed.
"The Room Above the Square" by Stephen Spender
Above the town an azure sea is flowing,
'Mid long peninsulas of shining sand,
From opal unto pearl the moon is growing,
Dropped like a shell upon the changing strand.
"Sunset In The City" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News.
Michigan state forests have 23 cross-country ski trails in the Upper and northern Lower Peninsulas.
The Nicoya Peninsula has some of the best wildlife seeking, bird watching, and hiking in the hemisphere.
Port Angeles' Alison Crumb was named Peninsula's new head women's basketball coach last week, following the resignation of Julie Stewart on June 2. Crumb is a 2003 Port Angeles High School graduate.
Moose populations plunge on north Kenai Peninsula.
A group of supporters from the Peninsula march in Salinas on Wednesday to show support for Eva Ruiz-Gomez, who is accused of kidnapping her own child and taking him to Mexico.
Set on a peninsula that curls out into the Atlantic Ocean, Dakar , Senegal's capital, is the westernmost city on the African continent.
Your #1 News Source for the Olympic Peninsula, Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend and beyond.
25 Years of Excellence - it's all in a day's work at Peninsula Print & Design.
Peninsula Print and Design of Newtownards is currently celebrating its 25 anniversary in business.
The death of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula No.
Three nights on the Peninsula can serve as a nexus for voter concerns.
Tugboat runs aground on Alaska Peninsula, stranding crew and barge.
Mayan city of Tulum ruins, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico.
California American Water officials got a chilly reception from Salinas Valley growers Monday during a presentation to the county Water Resources Agency board on the Peninsula water supply project.
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In science:

Banda, E.; (1988); "Crustal parameters in the Iberian Peninsula".
Continuous Time Random Walks and South Spain Seismic Series
Chicxulub impact structure in Yucatan Peninsula, in Mexico, has a diameter of about 200Km, was produced 65 million years ago at the end of Cretaceous Period and is thought to be linked to the dinosaur extinction.
Astrophysics datamining in the classroom: Exploring real data with new software tools and robotic telescopes
The neutrino beam from J-PARC, according to the current design, automatically reappears in the Korean peninsula.
Summary of the 3rd International Workshop on a Far Detector in Korea for the J-PARC Beam
As indicated in Fig. 1 the J-PARC neutrino beam, to which the Kamioka detector is placed at 2.5 degrees off-axis, reappears in Korean peninsula as a beam with off-axis angle larger than 1 degree.
Summary of the 3rd International Workshop on a Far Detector in Korea for the J-PARC Beam
Oct 5, 11:35am Hours after the crash, U.S. officials said that the tragedy had been caused by an S-200 missile fired by Ukraine during military exercises on the Crimean Peninsula. U.S. officials said immediately after the crash that they had evidence the passenger jet was hit by a Ukrainian missile.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
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