noun \ˈmān-ˌland, -lənd\

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

Full Definition of MAINLAND

:  a continent or the main part of a continent as distinguished from an offshore island or sometimes from a cape or peninsula
main·land·er \-ˌlan-dər, -lən-\ noun

Examples of MAINLAND

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

First Known Use of MAINLAND

14th century


geographical name \ˈmān-ˌland, -lənd\

Definition of MAINLAND

island N Scotland; largest of the Orkneys
island N Scotland; largest of the Shetlands


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