Definitions

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

Etymologies

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)

Examples

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  • Oh, Prolagus, lovely. I have an enormous crush on B&S.

    April 28, 2008

  • Everybody's gone, you picked me up for a long drive
    We take the tourist route, the nights are light until midnight
    We took the evening ferry over to the peninsula
    We found the avenue of trees went up to the hill.


    (Another sunny day, by Belle and Sebastian)

    April 28, 2008