- 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 peninsula
On one side of the silver medallion is a raised image of the outline of the Crimean peninsula.Putin’s Crimean Medal of Honor, Forged Before the War Even Began|Will Cathcart|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The snap referendum was held two weeks after Russian forces seized the peninsula and blockaded Ukrainian soldiers in their bases.Ukraine Expects U.S. Military Help If War With Russia Starts|Jamie Dettmer|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The peninsula had been transferred for administrative reasons from Russia to Ukraine in 1954.
The Korean peninsula, because of the existence of the Kim regime, is always dangerous territory, but perhaps it is more so now.The Ominous Meaning of North Korea’s Missile Launches|Gordon G. Chang|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Late on the evening of February 23, theYanukovych motorcade was seen heading to a private resort on the Crimean peninsula.
Occasionally this neck of land has been broken through or overflowed, and the peninsula has then been converted into an island.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II|A.E. Nordenskieold
The provincial feeling, always unreasonably strong in the Peninsula, found full vent.A History of England, Period III.|Rev. J. Franck Bright
In this peninsula, called the Land of Caux, it was Henry's intention to shut up his enemy.History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete|John Lothrop Motley
No one can yet believe that France will be mad enough to march troops into the Peninsula.Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1)|Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
Such dolls are seen commonly hanging in the air at this season in the Sorrento peninsula.Naples Past and Present|Arthur H. Norway
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Word Origin for peninsula
British Dictionary definitions for peninsula (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for peninsula
1530s, from Latin pæninsula "a peninsula," literally "almost an island," from pæne "almost" + insula "island" (see isle). Earlier translated as demie island.
Science definitions for peninsula
Culture definitions for peninsula
A body of land enclosed on three sides by water, jutting out from a larger body of land.