[ US /ˈmeɪnˌɫænd, ˈmeɪnɫənd/ ]
[ UK /mˈe‍ɪnlənd/ ]
  1. the main land mass of a country or continent; as distinguished from an island or peninsula
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How To Use mainland In A Sentence

  • Do they ever take an interest in the increased prices Ulster people endure on food and other commodities compared to the mainland?
  • He also contacted the police once he got back to mainland Australia but was told they could not help.
  • The oil terminal is in the narrow strait that separates the island from the mainland.
  • The island is joined to the mainland by a causeway.
  • The weather hampered search efforts by 115 locals and soldiers from the mainland. The Sun
  • Just as the Olympic flame is about to reach Hong Kong and mainland China, the Guangdong province police have recently uncovered a case in which a cheap-rate factory in Guangdong was filling out orders by overseas Tibet splittist organizations to manufacture the snow-mountain-lion flags of Free Tibet. The Jawa Report
  • This kind of apsidal (or elsewhere even oval structures) houses ideal for thatched roofs were especially quite common during the Geometric Period (e.g. in the oldest Greek colonies at Old-Smyrna, Miletos, Ephesos; in many sanctuaries or houses on the Greek mainland, such as at Eretria, Perachora, etc). Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Tepe Duzen Report 2
  • Excavations directed by Metaxia Tsipopoulou of the Greek Ministry of Culture and William D.E. Coulson, former director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, showed that the four buildings had been erected on the rectangular "megaron" plan typical of the Greek mainland. Cretan Shrine Discovered
  • the Mainland," while North Island, where three-quarters of the population lives, is also called "Pig Island," partly for the wild pigs that Cook brought during a visit and that still roam in KOLO - HomePage - Headlines
  • Anyone from the mainland U.S. who has spent enough time in Hawaii often gets the message, "O.K. haole, come here, spend your money and then go home."
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