English version


From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography, Geology
peninsulape‧nin‧su‧la /pəˈnɪnsjələ $ -sələ/ ●○○ noun [countable]  SGa piece of land almost completely surrounded by water but joined to a large area of land the Korean peninsulapeninsular adjective
Examples from the Corpus
peninsulaWhen you own a peninsula, you own the very essence of the Chesapeake country.The Army and the police remained under intense pressure in the Jaffna peninsula where many camps and stations were under siege.This provided for the withdrawal of federal forces from the strategic Prevlaka peninsula overlooking Dubrovnik by Oct. 20.But it is obvious that one relatively small peninsula can not contain this missionary zeal indefinitely.Although the rebel numbers are small, there are known to be many infiltrators and sympathisers on the peninsula.Fewer people make it out to the peninsula.One resident of that city purchased five hundred rifles for shipment to the peninsula.The Mayan civilisation flourished in the Yucatan peninsula between 300AD and 900AD.
Pictures of the day
What are these?
Click on the pictures to check.