isthmus vs peninsula

isthmus peninsula


  • 1) A narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, and connecting two larger landmasses.
  • 2) anatomy Any such narrow part connecting two larger structures.
  • 3) A narrow strip of land connecting two larger masses of land.
  • 4) A narrow passage connecting two larger cavities.
  • 5) A narrow strip of tissue joining two larger organs or parts of an organ.
  • 6) (Anat.) See Fauces.
  • 7) (Geog.) A neck or narrow slip of land by which two continents are connected, or by which a peninsula is united to the mainland
  • 8) a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure
  • 9) a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas
  • 10) The contracted passage from the cavity of the mouth into that of the pharynx.
  • 11) In botany and zoology, some connecting part or organ, especially when narrow or joining parts larger than itself.
  • 12) In fishes, the lower part of the septum between the opposing gill-openings. It is supported and stiffened by the urohyal.
  • 13) A narrow strip of land bordered by water and connecting two larger bodies of land, as two continents, a continent and a peninsula, or two parts of an island.


  • 1) geography A piece of land projecting into water from a larger land mass.
  • 2) A piece of land that juts out from a larger land mass and is mostly surrounded by water.
  • 3) A portion of land nearly surrounded by water, and connected with a larger body by a neck, or isthmus.
  • 4) a large mass of land projecting into a body of water
  • 5) A piece of land almost surrounded by water, and connected with the mainland by a neck or isthmus. The Peninsula is often used absolutely for Spain and Portugal.


  • 1) Like the jet-lag, the applause also came in waves and I now found myself standing alone on a narrow isthmus out where the two tides met.
  • 2) He would take the Narrow Way along the isthmus that joined Belisaere to the mainland because there was no other way to go.
  • 3) Juanita, apparently, was the Panamanian princess in all her splendor, the perfect representative of the class that ruled the isthmus.
  • 4) ‘Land routes are really old, especially through isthmuses.’
  • 5) ‘The British arrived almost a century ago to build the railroad that slices across the isthmus, linking the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean.’
  • 6) ‘Only one study to date has used calibration points from the fossil record to estimate the divergence of sister species distributed on both sides of the isthmus.’
  • 7) ‘The best way to cross the isthmus by land is to ride the historic Panama Canal Railway from Panama City to Colon.’
  • 8) ‘It is joined to the main island by a narrow isthmus.’
  • 9) ‘Currently, the narrow isthmus of southern Armenia, which is squeezed from both sides by Azerbaijan has been officially considered a ‘borderline territory.’’
  • 10) ‘The southern region is a narrow isthmus with hills running down the center.’
  • 11) ‘The isthmus of Land's End was supposedly once connected to the Scilly Isles.’
  • 12) ‘The green is cleverly set into a tiny isthmus so that water surrounds three sides.’
  • 13) ‘He goes over to where Paterson had started to direct construction of a great highway over the isthmus to the Pacific Ocean.’
  • 14) ‘The town in on the west side; on the north a narrow isthmus (neutral ground) connects the fortress with the mainland of Spain.’
  • 15) ‘The narrow isthmus, heavily defended by the Turks, was their battlefield for the next eight months.’
  • 16) ‘Behind him was a narrow isthmus leading to Charlestown, and before him was his goal: the besieged city of Boston.’
  • 17) ‘It had once been an island city, but Alexander the Great had conquered it by building an isthmus from the mainland out to the island.’
  • 18) ‘The method diffused rapidly and initiatives developed up and down the Central American isthmus during the 1990s.’
  • 19) ‘After the Darien experience, participatory mapping initiatives took root during the 1990s along the Central American isthmus.’
  • 20) ‘In the south-east a narrow isthmus enlarges to a knot of salt ponds.’
  • 21) ‘The toll for crossing the isthmus could easily be a week's salary for a campesino.’
  • 22) ‘At 20 miles long and four to eight miles wide, the isthmus connects central Greece with the Peloponnese peninsula.’
  • 23) ‘Thoracic aortic injuries most often occur at the aortic isthmus in the majority of the cases.’
  • 24) ‘It has 2 lobes, called the right lobe and the left lobe, joined by a narrow isthmus.’
  • 25) ‘The cervix forms the lower third, connected by a narrow isthmus to the main muscular body of the uterus.’
  • 26) ‘It is usually attached to the isthmus on the left side of the median plane, but it may join either of the lateral lobes.’
  • 27) ‘The adult gland weighs 10-20 g and consists of two relatively flat oval lobes linked by an isthmus.’


  • 1) In less than a decade it had conquered almost the entire peninsula.
  • 2) Now it came home on the Italian peninsula.
  • 3) He secured the backing of powerful patrons and was soon in demand throughout the Italian peninsula.
  • 4) The postwar partition of the Korean peninsula has been the scene of scarcely conceivable humanitarian catastrophe.
  • 5) For this rugged land of remote mountains and grinding poverty on the Arabian peninsula has long been seen as a potential terror haven.
  • 6) After centuries of isolation, the Arabian peninsula was suddenly connected to the outside world.
  • 7) Throughout the history of western culture, the art of the Italian peninsula looms large.
  • 8) The Germans by then had established a strong defensive line across the Italian peninsula.
  • 9) The two Pacific giants remain at odds on many security issues but both want to avoid a crisis on the Korean peninsula.
  • 10) It is said that the first mobile phone network in the Arabian peninsula was for the exclusive use of the Saudi royal family.
  • 11) The use of bangers and fireworks to welcome in the new year being suspended by more than 850 towns and cities on the Italian peninsula.
  • 12) Johnson is author of "Barns of Old Mission peninsula and Their Stories," which earned a 2006 Merit Award from the Historical Society of Michigan for its photos and stories about 104 old barns on the peninsula.
  • 13) Perhaps the North Korean peninsula is an example, but otherwise it’s much smaller than in recent history.
  • 14) The topography of the entire Yucatan peninsula is essentially flat with elevation variations of less than 500 feet thereby providing no scenic mountainside retirement communities.
  • 15) The erosion around the Redcliffe side of the peninsula is pretty FKN scary since the summer storms went through.
  • 16) The peninsula is a Mexican jewel that is easily enjoyed by anyone with an RV or a tent and a sense of adventure.
  • 17) That peninsula is Couch Park and on the west end of the property is the Metropolitan Learning Center, a PPS school, that has a pool run by the Parks Bureau in the basement.
  • 18) Denmark, or at least the Jutland peninsula, is attached to Europe at another point.
  • 19) The word peninsula is derived from the Latin “paeninsula”.
  • 20) ‘The island's 3,700 acres of tropical rainforest are a biological reserve that also includes five surrounding peninsulas on the Panama mainland.’
  • 21) ‘In mid-winter, the warm water around the Southwest peninsula seems to give them most lightning.’
  • 22) ‘Just before we descend to the car park, I look out at the bay and a long peninsula of land pointing towards the East.’
  • 23) ‘For the same reasons sanctuaries were sited at the tip of capes or peninsulas or on an island close to the mainland.’
  • 24) ‘Now linked to the mainland by bridge, Skye consists of a series of peninsulas, each with its own sea loch, flanked by spectacular cliffs and little bays, many of which have their own white sandy beaches.’
  • 25) ‘They will even create artificial islands and peninsulas to increase the supply of land.’
  • 26) ‘At this point a spit of land breaks away from the mainland to become the needle-like peninsula of Baja California.’
  • 27) ‘But there are myriads of other discrete territories, such as deserts, mountain ranges, peninsulas, and islands, that function as bioregions.’
  • 28) ‘The lake was wide at this point, so wide the far bank was only a dim haze, and the water humped up in whitecaps in the middle where the peninsulas fell away and the wind hit it.’
  • 29) ‘The coastal villages where the salt makers lived stand on islands or peninsulas of firm ground, with marshes and fens on their inland side and salt marshes on the seaward.’
  • 30) ‘Most of the mainland, however, is a peninsula of mountains, the highest being Olympus.’
  • 31) ‘When we set off, the water was too rough for us to cross to the peninsula on the other side.’
  • 32) ‘The best visible and typical features are selected as landmarks: heights; visible road stretches; recognizable outlines of lakes, islands and peninsulas.’
  • 33) ‘Livestock were ferried across to neighbouring islands, or herded together in remote peninsulas and mountain regions.’
  • 34) ‘The most westerly point on the British mainland, the peninsula could not be further from China.’
  • 35) ‘As a result of their dependence on thermal updrafts, most hawks tend to follow geographic features, such as mountain ridges and peninsulas, and become concentrated along these geographic features during the fall and spring migrations.’
  • 36) ‘At river crossings, lakes, or narrow peninsulas, trails converge and funnel towards and away from caribou calving grounds and summer range.’
  • 37) ‘Outdoor activities may be limited, though, as there isn't a single river in the entire peninsula.’
  • 38) ‘In 1958, for example, there was universal praise for the building of the Mackinac Bridge which connects the lower and upper peninsulas in Michigan.’
  • 39) ‘This may have resulted in extinction of some species and refuge for others, often in multiple glacial refugia on the Iberian, Italian, and Balkan peninsulas.’

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