- an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland.
- the Peninsula,
- Spain and Portugal together; Iberian Peninsula; Iberia.
- a district in SE Virginia between the York and James rivers: Civil War battles.
Origin of peninsula
Examples from the Web for peninsular
Andhra Pradesh, stretching from central to peninsular India, is larger than New Zealand.India’s Newest State Telangana Is Bosnia Redux
March 22, 2014
To this may be added a noble and gentle deed of Ney during the same Peninsular War.Self-Help
There could hardly have been greater joy in England over a Peninsular victory.The Land We Live In
But the fact is that the land is not really so peninsular as it looks and as it feels.Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine
Edward A. Freeman
The Peninsular and Oriental mail-boat had been signalled and had come.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
But the Peninsular war, in the historical sense, was not yet over.The Political History of England - Vol XI
- the Peninsula short for the Iberian Peninsula
- a narrow strip of land projecting into a sea or lake from the mainland
Word Origin and History for peninsular
1530s, from Latin pæninsula "a peninsula," literally "almost an island," from pæne "almost" + insula "island" (see isle). Earlier translated as demie island.
- A piece of land that projects into a body of water and is connected with a larger landmass.
A body of land enclosed on three sides by water, jutting out from a larger body of land.