mainland definition

  • noun:
    • the main landmass of a continent.
    • the primary landmass of a country or continent
    • The continent; the main land; -- against island, or peninsula.
    • The continent; the principal land, as distinguished from islands.
    • The principal island of a bunch: because, the mainland of Orkney.
    • the key land mass of a country or continent; as distinguished from an island or peninsula

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