mainland etymology

English word mainland comes from English main, English land

Detailed word origin of mainland

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
main English (eng) (British, dialectal) Very; very much; greatly; mightily; extremely; exceedingly. (informal) The main course, or principal dish of a meal.. (nautical) The mainsail. [from 17th c.]. (now, archaic, US, _, dialectal) The mainland. [from 16th c.]. (now, poetic) The high seas. [from 16th c.]. (obsolete, except in might and main) Strength; power; force; violent effort. [from 9th c.]. A large pipe [...]
land English (eng) (Irish English, colloquial) A fright.. (agriculture) The ground left unploughed between furrows; any of several portions into which a field is divided for ploughing.. (ballistics) The space between the rifling grooves in a gun.. (electronics) A conducting area on a board or chip which can be used for connecting wires.. (nautical) The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of [...]
mainland English (eng) The main landmass of a country or continent.

Words with the same origin as mainland

Descendants of land
La-La Land Oz Ozian Ozite lant