Mainland



[meyn-land, -luh nd] /ˈmeɪnˌlænd, -lənd/

noun
1.
the principal of a country, region, etc., as distinguished from adjacent islands or a peninsula:
the mainland of Greece.
2.
(in Hawaii) the 48 contiguous states of the U.S.
[meyn-land, -luh nd] /ˈmeɪnˌlænd, -lənd/
noun
1.
the largest of the Shetland Islands. About 200 sq. mi. (520 sq. km).
2.
(def 3).
/ˈmeɪnlənd/
noun
1.
the main part of a land mass as opposed to an island or peninsula
2.
the mainland, a particular landmass as viewed from a nearby island with which it has close links, such as Great Britain as viewed from Northern Ireland or continental Australia as viewed from Tasmania
/ˈmeɪnlənd/
noun
1.
an island off N Scotland: the largest of the Shetland Islands. Chief town: Lerwick. Pop: 17 550 (2001). Area: about 583 sq km (225 sq miles)
2.
Also called Pomona. an island off N Scotland: the largest of the Orkney Islands. Chief town: Kirkwall. Pop: 15 315 (2001). Area: 492 sq km (190 sq miles)
3.
(NZ) the Mainland, a South Islanders’ name for South Island
n.

c.1400, from main (adj.) + land (n.). Usually referring to continuous bodies of land and not islands or peninsulas. Related: Mainlander.

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