Definition of Mainland

1. Noun. The main land mass of a country or continent; as distinguished from an island or peninsula.

Specialized synonyms: Continent
Generic synonyms: Dry Land, Earth, Ground, Land, Solid Ground, Terra Firma



Definition of Mainland

1. n. The continent; the principal land; -- opposed to island, or peninsula.

Definition of Mainland

1. Noun. The main landmass of a country or continent ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mainland

1. a principal land mass [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mainland

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mainland (current term)
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Literary usage of Mainland

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"Alike in her maritime and in her mainland acquisitions her object was to interfere as little as might be with local institutions, provided her own tenure ..."

2. The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503: The Voyages of the Northmen by Julius E. Olson, Edward Gaylord Bourne (1906)
"... to discover and acquire certain islands and mainland in the ocean, and it is hoped that, by the help of God, some of the said islands and mainland in ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"This island is joined to th» mainland of ... protected by a circle of dikes and connected by steamer with Husum on the mainland; Amrum (10} sq. m. ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"This kind is known on the mainland as "Alligator" cacao, from the fancied ... The "Monkey cacao" of the mainland is produced by Theobroma speciosa. ..."

5. Ancient Times, a History of the Early World: An Introduction to the Study of by James Henry Breasted (1916)
"Crete to Be regarded as the home of the third great civilization irj the ancient world 347. Cretan civilization reaches the mainland of ..."

6. Influences of Geographic Environment, on the Basis of Ratzel's System of by Ellen Churchill Semple (1911)
"Paradoxical influences of island habitats upon man. Conservative and radical tendencies. from that of the nearest mainland, according to the degree ..."

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