from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A piece of land that projects into a body of water and is connected with the mainland by an isthmus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A piece of land projecting into water from a larger land mass.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A portion of land nearly surrounded by water, and connected with a larger body by a neck, or isthmus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large mass of land projecting into a body of water
Latin paenīnsula : paene, almost + īnsula, island.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin paenīnsula, from paene ("almost"), and īnsula ("island"). (Wiktionary)