- 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 peninsula
Contemporary Examples of peninsula
KIEV, Ukraine—He took the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea with just a few shots fired.Putin Is Lying on Ukraine—and the West Can’t Stop Him
November 14, 2014
In point of fact, the good times have not yet started to roll in the Black Sea peninsula.Putin’s People Stage Their Bogus Vote
May 11, 2014
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
April 25, 2014
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
March 17, 2014
The peninsula had been transferred for administrative reasons from Russia to Ukraine in 1954.Russia’s American Crimea Hero
March 14, 2014
Historical Examples of peninsula
They were on a peninsula, as it were, while the soldiers were securing the isthmus.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
On them were engraved in gilt letters, "The Peninsula" and "Waterloo."The Autobiography of Sergeant William Lawrence
Diarrhœa and dysentery were already sending many of them from the Peninsula.
The war with the Turks on the Peninsula became purely a war of tactics.
The Division remained on the Peninsula until the 29th December.
- a narrow strip of land projecting into a sea or lake from the mainland
Word Origin for peninsula
- the Peninsula short for the Iberian Peninsula
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.