American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An island state of southeast Australia consisting of the island of Tasmania along with several smaller islands and separated from the mainland by Bass Strait. Abel Tasman explored the island in 1642, naming it Van Diemen's Land. It was renamed in his honor in 1853. Tasmania joined Australia in 1901.
- n. One of the six federal states of Australia, consisting of one large, eponymous and several much smaller islands, off the eastern part of Australia's south coast, having its capital at Hobart.
- n. The large island comprising the majority of the state of Tasmania's land area and on which most of its inhabitants live.
- n. an Australian state on the island of Tasmania
- n. an island off the southeastern coast of Australia
- After the Dutch naval explorer Abel Tasman, who discovered the island and New Zealand in 1642. (Wiktionary)
“The Free Comic Book Day site lists 16 different cities across Australia which are taking part in the promotion (though Tasmania is apparently a city, presumably reflecting some dodgy data entry).”
“I have grown up in Tasmania on the east coast and the light and shade of a kelp forest or the whispering of a seabreeze through pine trees that edge a beach, the chuckle as waves push and pull at shell-grit: even now, those are the sounds that ground me when I am slightly worn out.”
“All I know of his private life is that he has a life companion (male) and they live a very steady, peaceful, creative life in Tasmania, Australia.”
“Police found a leech at the scene of a robbery in Tasmania eight years ago.”
“Could there be, somewhere in Tasmania, or even mainland Australia or New Guinea, a surviving population of the largest modern marsupial carnivore?”
“Q: Can you tell me the regions in Tasmania where the female population is smaller than the male population?”
“ZDNet reports that activist group Digital Tasmania is seeking a commitment from both sides of politics to review the law following the election, which is expected to be tightly contested.”
“Since there's not much to shop in Tasmania, you r actually leaving for good!”
“Geographically, Tasmania is separated from the rest of Australian land.”
“Tasmania is about 35,000 square miles, about the size of Hungary or Portugal both of which support populations of about 10 million with no real crowding.”
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