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 Dictionary entry overview: What does peninsula mean? 

  The noun PENINSULA has 1 sense:

1. a large mass of land projecting into a body of water

  Familiarity information: PENINSULA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A large mass of land projecting into a body of water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("peninsula" is a kind of...):

dry land; earth; ground; land; solid ground; terra firma (the solid part of the earth's surface)

Instance hyponyms:

Anatolia; Asia Minor (a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey)

Crimea (a Ukrainian peninsula between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov)

Kamchatka Peninsula (a peninsula in eastern Siberia; between Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk)

Taimyr Peninsula; Taymyr Peninsula (a peninsula in northern Siberia)

Seward Peninsula (a peninsula in western Alaska that projects westward into the Bering Sea just below the Arctic Circle)

Cape Ann (a Massachusetts peninsula north of Boston extending into the Atlantic Ocean)

Cape Cod (a Massachusetts peninsula south of Boston extending into the Atlantic; a popular resort area)

Alaska Peninsula (a peninsula of southwestern Alaska (a continuation of the Aleutian Islands))

Antarctic Peninsula; Palmer Peninsula (a large peninsula of Antarctica that extends some 1200 miles north toward South America; separates the Weddell Sea from the South Pacific)

Cape York Peninsula (a peninsula in Queensland in northeastern Australia between the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Coral Sea)

Chukchi Peninsula (peninsula of northeastern Siberia across the Bering Strait from northwestern Alaska)

Eyre Peninsula (a peninsula of southern Australia)

Labrador Peninsula; Labrador-Ungava Peninsula (a peninsular region of eastern Canada between Hudson Bay and the Labrador Sea; contains most of Quebec and the mainland part of Newfoundland and Labrador)

Baja California; Lower California (a mountainous peninsula on northwest Mexico)

Lower Peninsula (the part of northern Michigan between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron)

Kola Peninsula (a peninsula in northwestern Russia projecting eastward between the Barents Sea and the White Sea)

Horn of Africa; Somali peninsula (a peninsula of northeastern Africa (the easternmost part of Africa) comprising Somalia and Djibouti and Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia)

Balkan Peninsula; Balkans (a large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range)

Indochina; Indochinese peninsula (a peninsula of southeastern Asia that includes Myanmar and Cambodia and Laos and Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam)

Yucatan; Yucatan Peninsula (a peninsula in Central America extending into the Gulf of Mexico between the Bay of Campeche and the Caribbean Sea)

Scandinavia; Scandinavian Peninsula (the peninsula in northern Europe occupied by Norway and Sweden)

Jutland; Jylland (peninsula in northern Europe that forms the continental part of Denmark and a northern part of Germany)

Peloponnese; Peloponnesian Peninsula; Peloponnesus (the southern peninsula of Greece; dominated by Sparta until the 4th century BC)

Italian Peninsula (a boot-shaped peninsula in southern Europe extending into the Mediterranean Sea)

Nova Scotia (a peninsula in eastern Canada between the Bay of Fundy and the Saint Lawrence River)

Arabia; Arabian Peninsula (a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources)

Sinai; Sinai Peninsula (a peninsula in northeastern Egypt; at north end of Red Sea)

Dae-Han-Min-Gook; Han-Gook; Korea; Korean Peninsula (an Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan; the Korean name is Dae-Han-Min-Gook or Han-Gook)

Malay Peninsula (a peninsula in southeastern Asia occupied by parts of Malaysia and Thailand and Myanmar)

Iberia; Iberian Peninsula (a peninsula in southwestern Europe)

Katar; Katar Peninsula; Qatar; Qatar Peninsula (a peninsula extending northward from the Arabian mainland into the Persian Gulf)

Upper Peninsula (the peninsula between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan that forms the northwestern part of Michigan)

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