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Meaning of "isthmus" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ISTHMUS

From Latin, from Greek isthmos.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ISTHMUS

isthmus  [ˈɪsməs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ISTHMUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Isthmus is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ISTHMUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

isthmus

List of isthmuses

An isthmus is a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas, usually with water on either side. A tombolo is an isthmus where the strip of land consists of a spit or bar. Canals are often built across isthmuses, where they may be a particularly advantageous short cut for marine transport. The Panama Canal crosses the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; the Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean, cutting across the western side of an isthmus formed by the Sinai Peninsula. An example in the United Kingdom is the Crinan Canal, which crosses the isthmus between Loch Crinan and Loch Gilp, which connects the Kintyre peninsula with the rest of Scotland. A strait is the sea counterpart of isthmus.

Definition of isthmus in the English dictionary

The first definition of isthmus in the dictionary is a narrow strip of land connecting two relatively large land areas. Other definition of isthmus is a narrow band of tissue connecting two larger parts of a structure. Isthmus is also a narrow passage connecting two cavities.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ISTHMUS


anonymous
əˈnɒnɪməs
atmos
ˈætməs
autonomous
ɔːˈtɒnəməs
Christmas
ˈkrɪsməs
enormous
ɪˈnɔːməs
Erasmus
ɪˈræzməs
famous
ˈfeɪməs
hummus
ˈhʊməs
humus
ˈhjuːməs
hypothalamus
ˌhaɪpəˈθæləməs
infamous
ˈɪnfəməs
maximus
ˈmæksɪməs
Palmas
ˈpælməs
primus
ˈpraɪməs
synonymous
sɪˈnɒnɪməs
Thermos
ˈθɜːməs
Thomas
ˈtɒməs
unanimous
juːˈnænɪməs
world-famous
ˌwɜːldˈfeɪməs
Xmas
ˈɛksməs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ISTHMUS

issuing
issuing house
Issus
Issyk-Kul
istana
Istanbul
Isth.
isthmi
isthmian
Isthmian Games
isthmic
isthmoid
Isthmus of Corinth
Isthmus of Darien
Isthmus of Kra
Isthmus of Panama
Isthmus of San Blas
Isthmus of Suez
Isthmus of Tehuantepec
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WORDS THAT END LIKE ISTHMUS

animus
Camus
gluteus maximus
Hieronymus
hippopotamus
hyoscyamus
Karelian Isthmus
litmus
marasmus
minimus
Nicodemus
Nostradamus
Polyphemus
ramus
rhythmus
strabismus
tenesmus
thalamus
thymus
vaginismus

Synonyms and antonyms of isthmus in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ISTHMUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «isthmus» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of isthmus
spit · strip

Translation of «isthmus» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ISTHMUS

Find out the translation of isthmus to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of isthmus from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «isthmus» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

峡部
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

istmo
570 millions of speakers

English

isthmus
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

isthmus
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البرزخ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

перешеек
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

istmo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Isthmus
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

isthme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Isthmus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Isthmus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

地峡
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지협
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Isthmus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

eo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பூசந்தி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

इथ्मस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

berzah
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

istmo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przesmyk
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перешийок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

istm
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ισθμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

landengte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

näs
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

eidet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of isthmus

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ISTHMUS»

The term «isthmus» is regularly used and occupies the 68.377 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ISTHMUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «isthmus» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «isthmus» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about isthmus

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ISTHMUS»

Discover the use of isthmus in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to isthmus and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dividing the Isthmus: Central American Transnational ...
Monumental in scope and relentlessly impassioned, this work offers new critical readings of Central American narratives and contributes to the growing field of Central American studies.
Ana Patricia Rodríguez, 2009
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Power in the Isthmus: a political history of modern Central ...
An analysis of the political history of Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Costa Rica
James Dunkerley, 1988
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Zapotec-English English-Zapotec (Isthmus): concise dictionary
It is spoken in Oaxacam in Mexico's Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and in the state's capital city, Oaxaca de Juarez. This is the first dictionary of Isthmus Zapotec to be published in English.
A. Scott Britton, 2003
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The Isthmus Zapotecs: A Matrifocal Culture of Mexico
The new edition updates historical data and explores new case material on Zapotec attitudes toward gender variations.
Beverly Chiñas, 1992
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A New Voyage And Description Of The Isthmus Of America
1903. Wafer was an English naval surgeon who deserted to join the buccaneers. This volume recalls his adventures and observations of his expeditions to the Isthmus, the western coast of South America and the West Indies from 1680 to 1688.
Lionel Wafer, George Parker Winship, 2004
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Isthmus
GOFF, PETER, M.F.A., Isthmus. (2008) Directed by Billy Lee. 10pp. The purpose of this thesis paper is to describe the sculptural series Isthmus. This project was a direct result of my endeavor with social encounter through the exploration of ...
Peter Goff, 2008
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Proposed Ship Railway across the Isthmus of Suez
In the low and arid lands of tropical, or almost tropical, climates, the primary use of canals is that of irrigation. But the Isthmus of Suez, considered independently of the Delta of the Nile, has no parallel on the globe. Unlike the Isthmus of Darien,  ...
James BRUNLEES (and WEBB (Edward Brainerd)), Edward Brainerd WEBB, 1859
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Standing on an Isthmus: Islamic Narratives on War and Peace ...
Standing on an Isthmus examines how religious beliefs, commitments, and traditions shape social action such as promoting either violent or peaceful behavior by analyzing different Islamic interpretations of war and peace in Palestine and ...
Ayse S. Kadayifci, 2007
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A new voyage and description of the isthmus of America
CONTENTS MAP OF THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA AND DARIEN . . . . Frontispz' ece INTRODUCTION . . . . . . 7 WAFER'S DARIEN . . . . . 25 T dle-page (facsimzYU . . . . 27 Dedz'catz'on . . . . . . 29 To the Reader . . . . . 31 Mr. Wafer's Voyages; and  ...
G.P. Winship, L. Wafer
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The Isthmus of Darien in 1852: Journal of the Expedition of ...
ISTHMUS OP DARIEN. 13 as far as present information can lead to. any conclusion. The country between Panama and the river Atrato may be said to be wholly unexplored. The only authentic account is given by the Buccaneers, but it is so ...
Lionel Gisborne, 1853

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ISTHMUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term isthmus is used in the context of the following news items.
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Scott Walker seizes moment on attacking Planned Parenthood : Ct
... to city, county and state government. He has also worked for the Portage Daily Register and has written for the Isthmus weekly newspaper in ... «Madison.com, Jul 15»
2
A letter to the Patrons of the Prado | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com
... we work to complete the largest infrastructure project of the isthmus since the waterway construction, the expansion of the Panama Canal. «The San Diego Union-Tribune, Jul 15»
3
USA Today uncovers tens of thousands of untested rape kits …
... to city, county and state government. He has also worked for the Portage Daily Register and has written for the Isthmus weekly newspaper in ... «Madison.com, Jul 15»
4
Canal in Thailand never materializes, AsiaOne Asia News
King Narai the Great of what was then Siam hired French engineers to have a look at cutting a channel through the 30-mile-wide Isthmus of Kra ... «AsiaOne, Jul 15»
5
Moose romance gets more room to grow
On the isthmus, the group plans to secure 10,000 hectares and has now acquired 80 per cent of it. The group has protected 15 kilometres of ... «TheChronicleHerald.ca, Jul 15»
6
Thailand's Canal Doesn't Go Anywhere - Wall Street Journal
King Narai the Great of what was then Siam hired French engineers to have a look at cutting a channel through the 30-mile-wide Isthmus of Kra ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
7
Buzzed biking: Drunk bicycling is legal in Wisconsin. But is it a good …
He has also worked for the Portage Daily Register and has written for the Isthmus weekly newspaper in Madison. Crime and Courts ... «Madison.com, Jul 15»
8
Did Scott Walker's staff pack stage-side seats with minorities during …
... to city, county and state government. He has also worked for the Portage Daily Register and has written for the Isthmus weekly newspaper in ... «Madison.com, Jul 15»
9
14 July 1969: The Football War kicks off in Central America
And while Honduras had a largely agrarian economy (Hondurans were the lowest paid on the isthmus), El Salvador's was more industrialised. «MoneyWeek, Jul 15»
10
Conflicting points of view
Housing NZ claims 24,500 more dwellings could be built on the Auckland isthmus if it weren't for viewshafts, easing both the housing shortage ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Isthmus [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/isthmus>. Oct 2021 ».
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