Definition of Peninsula

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

Definition of Peninsula

1. n. A portion of land nearly surrounded by water, and connected with a larger body by a neck, or isthmus.

Definition of Peninsula

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

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Definition of Peninsula

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Literary usage of Peninsula

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"It occupies the Chinese empire, Tartary and probably Japan, with part of the Indo-Chinese peninsula. It is partly settled, as in China, Japan and the ..."

2. Report (1913)
"Marie Ry. to Trout Lake, a distance of 45 miles, and from there (after dark) by the same route as before to St. Ignace and the Lower peninsula. ..."

3. Mineral Resources of Alaska: Report on Progress of Investigations in 1907 by Alfred Hulse Brooks (1908)
"In Seward peninsula the past year has been marked by increased activity in prospecting for both placers and lodes, but so far no strikes of rich bonanzas ..."

4. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1893)
"THE Iberian peninsula is a region of contrasts, and although it is ... The peninsula includes districts with a rainfall as great as any in Europe; ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"This peninsula has been formed by the action of a local volcano long since the ... The dead crater, Kauhako, occupies a central part of the peninsula, ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"Mr. Arnold's article that he says my work was adopted from is " Geological Reconnaissance of the Coast of the Olympic peninsula, Washington,"2 totalling 18 ..."

7. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1885)
"This peninsula is known as the Goajira. It was ceded by the State of Magdalena ... Although the peninsula played an important part in the first discoveries, ..."

8. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1907)
"LICHEN DISTRIBUTION IN THE SANTA CRUZ peninsula, CALIFORNIA ALBERT WCT HERRE ... that they too are affected by the comparative isolation of the peninsula. ..."

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