Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “mainland”

mainland

noun     /ˈmeɪnlənd/
the mainland the main part of a country, not including the islands around it: A daily ferry links the islands to the mainland.Small and large land masses
mainland adjective [always before noun] mainland Britain
(Definition of mainland noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “mainland” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More