Definition Of mainland

noun

a large continuous extent of land that includes the greater part of a country or territory, as opposed to offshore islands and detached territories.

For the same reasons sanctuaries were sited at the tip of capes or peninsulas or on an island close to the mainland .

the largest island in the Orkney Islands.

the largest island in the Shetland Islands.

Example Of mainland

  • A decade ago, private art collectors on the mainland were virtually unheard of.

  • Although it is close to the mainland , it used to be cut off for weeks at a time during stormy weather.

  • And then the same salmon may return to the islands after processing on the mainland .

  • Chiang had been forced to abandon the mainland and retreat to the island of Taiwan in 1949.

  • For the same reasons sanctuaries were sited at the tip of capes or peninsulas or on an island close to the mainland .


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