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[nawrth-luh nd, -land] /ˈnɔrθ lənd, -ˌlænd/
the land or region in the north.
the northern part of a country.
(initial capital letter) the peninsula containing Norway and Sweden.
Origin of northland
before 900; Middle English, Old English; see north, -land
Related forms
northlander, noun Unabridged
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  • The soldiers of the northland cried to him for help as often as they did to his father, Woden.

    Classic Myths Mary Catherine Judd
  • The sun had come back, and all the awakening northland world was calling to him.

    White Fang Jack London
  • He was now twenty-eight, and if there was a handsomer man in the northland I had yet to see him.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • He's the worst gambler in the northland, and no amount of wealth will ever satisfy him.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • The Innuits, children of the northland, call it "the spirits of the dead at play."

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • She looks as if she were suspended in air, so pure are the elements in the northland.

    Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska Charles Warren Stoddard
  • Thus I drove away my daughter, Aino, fairest in the northland.'

  • Dear, falling star of the northland,—so you have gone out, and—it was not yet morning.

  • He knew that there was now no hope that he would ever have the northland all to himself.

British Dictionary definitions for northland


the peninsula containing Norway and Sweden
(in Canada) the far north
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