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Island vs. Peninsular — What's the Difference?

Island vs. Peninsular — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Island and Peninsular

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Island

An island or isle is any piece of subcontinental land that is surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, skerries, cays or keys.
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Peninsular

A piece of land that juts out from a larger land mass and is mostly surrounded by water.
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Island

Abbr. Isl. or Is. or I. A landmass, especially one smaller than a continent, entirely surrounded by water.
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Peninsular

Of, pertaining to, resembling, or connected with a peninsula.
The lakeside cottage was on a peninsular spit of land.
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Island

An unattached kitchen counter providing easy access from all sides.
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Peninsular

Exhibiting a narrow provincialism; parochial.
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Island

A raised curbed area, often used to delineate rows of parking spaces or lanes of traffic.
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Peninsular

One who inhabits a peninsula.
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Island

The superstructure of a ship, especially an aircraft carrier.
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Peninsular

Misspelling of peninsula
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Island

(Anatomy) A cluster of cells differing in structure or function from the cells constituting the surrounding tissue.
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Peninsular

Of or pertaining to a peninsula; as, a peninsular form; peninsular people; the peninsular war.
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Island

To make into or as if into an island; insulate
A secluded mansion, islanded by shrubbery and fences.
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Peninsular

Of or forming or resembling a peninsula;
Peninsular isolation
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Island

A contiguous area of land, smaller than a continent, totally surrounded by water.
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Island

(by extension, in place names) A contiguous area of land, smaller than a continent, partially surrounded by water; A peninsula; A half-island.
Despite its name, Barry Island is actually a peninsula
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Island

An entity surrounded by other entities that are very different from itself.
An island of colors on a butterfly's wing
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Island

A superstructure on an aircraft carrier's deck.
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Island

A traffic island.
The island in the middle of a roundabout
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Island

(by extension, West Midlands dialect) A roundabout; A traffic circle.
Dunton island, near Birmingham, is one of the most confusingly labelled islands in the U.K.
In Coventry, you will often hear people say: “Turn right at the island”.
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Island

A bench, counter, etc., that is not connected to a wall or other furniture and which can be used from any side.
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Island

(government) An unincorporated area wholly surrounded by one or more incorporated areas.
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Island

(grammar) A phrase from which a wh-word cannot be extracted without yielding invalid grammar.
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Island

(transitive) To surround with water; make into an island.
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Island

(transitive) To set, dot (as if) with islands.
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Island

(transitive) To isolate.
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Island

A tract of land surrounded by water, and smaller than a continent. Cf. Continent.
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Island

Anything regarded as resembling an island; as, an island of ice.
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Island

To cause to become or to resemble an island; to make an island or islands of; to isle.
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Island

To furnish with an island or with islands; as, to island the deep.
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Island

A land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
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Island

A zone or area resembling an island
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