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mainland

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noun main·land \ˈmān-ˌland, -lənd\

Simple Definition of mainland

  • : a large area of land that forms a country or a continent and that does not include islands

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mainland

  1. :  a continent or the main part of a continent as distinguished from an offshore island or sometimes from a cape or peninsula

mainlander play \-ˌlan-dər, -lən-\ noun

Examples of mainland in a sentence

  1. <the boat back to the mainland leaves once every two days>



14th Century

First Known Use of mainland

14th century


Mainland

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geographical name Main·land \ˈmān-ˌland, -lənd\

Definition of Mainland

  1. 1 honshu

  2. 2 island N Scotland; largest of the Orkneys

  3. 3 island N Scotland; largest of the Shetlands




MAINLAND Defined for Kids

mainland

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noun main·land \ˈmān-ˌland\

Definition of mainland for Students

  1. :  a continent or the largest part of a continent as distinguished from an offshore island or islands





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