from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, relating to, or forming an isthmus.
- adjective Of or relating to the Isthmus of Corinth, especially with regard to the biennial Pan-Hellenic games held there in antiquity.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to an isthmus.
- [capitalized] Specifically, of or pertaining to the Isthmus of Corinth, between the Peloponnesus and the mainland of Greece.
- noun One who lives on an isthmus, as an Indian of the Isthmus of Panama.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to an isthmus, especially to the Isthmus of Corinth, in Greece.
- adjective (Gr. Antiq.) one of the four great national festivals of Greece, celebrated on the Isthmus of Corinth in the spring of every alternate year. They consisted of all kinds of athletic sports, wrestling, boxing, racing on foot and in chariots, and also contests in music and poetry. The prize was a garland of pine leaves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Of or pertaining to an
isthmus, especially to the Isthmus of Corinth, in Greece.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective of or relating to or forming an isthmus
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The last two are found at low elevations due to the isthmian effect.
George Morison mentioned it once in passing, but without evoking the slightest interest among the others, who had been content to dwell on miasmatic fumes emanating from the rank isthmian landscape.
In no way was the arrangement to impair Colombian sovereignty over the Isthmus; Colombia was to remain the sole protector of the Isthmus and of the isthmian transit against domestic obstruction.
With the isthmian barrier broken, the Caribbean would become not simply a prime commercial crossroads, but a vital military highway.
In return for the donation, said Bunau-Varilla, Hanna had seen to it that the Republican platform called for the construction of an “isthmian” canal, rather than specifying one at Nicaragua, as the Democrats had done.
The clear specific intent was to safeguard for Colombia its sovereignty in perpetuity, a guarantee for which Colombia had been willing to grant to the United States the right to create an isthmian transit–rail or canal.
I sympathize with all those who in other days, laboring for an isthmian canal, had but one star to guide them– Nicaragua–and who must now naturally feel like giving up an old friend to pass it by.
He had either referred to the Nicaragua canal or the isthmian canal, never to a Panama canal.
The United States, Hayes avowed, would not surrender its control over any isthmian canal to any European power or combination of powers.
Grant, despite his subsequent reputation as a President of little vision or initiative, was more keenly interested in an isthmian canal than any of his predecessors had been.