[noun out-land; adjective out-land, -luh nd]
- Usually outlands. the outlying districts or remote regions of a country; provinces: a name unknown in the outlands.
- (formerly) the outlying land of a feudal estate, usually granted to tenants.
- a foreign land.
- outlying, as districts.
Origin of outland
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Examples from the Web for outland
Suffer it not that Brighteyes be cut down of northerners and outland men.Eric Brighteyes
H. Rider Haggard
Might I trouble you, Sir, to tell us the nearest way to Outland!
There has been no such Vice in Outland for many a long year, as he would be!
So I suggested that he might do it by doubling the value of every coin and bank-note in Outland.
The wedding was to have been this morning at ten in the Outland King's cathedral.The Flower Princess
Abbie Farwell Brown
- outlying or distant
- archaic foreign; alien
- (usually plural) the outlying areas of a country or region
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