Meaning of mainland

main•land

Pronunciation: (mān'land", -lund), [key]
— n.
  1. the principal land of a country, region, etc., as distinguished from adjacent islands or a peninsula: the mainland of Greece.
  2. (in Hawaii) the 48 contiguous states of the U.S.

Main•land

Pronunciation: (mān'land", -lund), [key]
— n.
  1. the largest of the Shetland Islands. 18,268; ab. 200 sq. mi. (520 sq. km).
  2. Pomona (def. 3).
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