- a dry riverbed.
- a small, deep canyon.
Origin of cañada
- a nation in N North America: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 3,690,410 sq. mi. (9,558,160 sq. km). Capital: Ottawa.
Examples from the Web for canada
Yes, we do typically do better than Europe (and Canada, too, which is frequently awful on this score).How the PC Police Threaten Free Speech
January 9, 2015
The same picture emerges from middle class men in the U.S., Canada, and the Nordic countries.How Good Dads Can Change the World
Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman
January 6, 2015
In fact, Mexico buys and sells more US goods than any other country on the planet except for Canada.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
January 6, 2015
That gays (and other liberals) should choose Canadian oil because Canada “has no laws prohibiting LGBT lifestyle.”How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline
December 28, 2014
As southern California turns to desert western Canada could follow Oregon and Washington states as a contender in top class wines.Beer Countries vs. Wine Countries
December 7, 2014
In a few weeks from that time, this party were all safe in Canada.
Next day, I furnished her with money to take them all to Canada.
I told 'em that I wouldn't take Canada as a gift, let alone fight for it.
I shook the dust of Canada from my feet, and have never regretted it.
Most liberal contributor to the cause of education that there is in Canada.
- a country in North America: the second largest country in the world; first permanent settlements by Europeans were made by the French from 1605; ceded to Britain in 1763 after a series of colonial wars; established as the Dominion of Canada in 1867; a member of the Commonwealth. It consists generally of sparsely inhabited tundra regions, rich in natural resources, in the north, the Rocky Mountains in the west, the Canadian Shield in the east, and vast central prairies; the bulk of the population is concentrated along the US border and the Great Lakes in the south. Languages: English and French. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: Canadian dollar. Capital: Ottawa. Pop: 34 568 211 (2013 est). Area: 9 976 185 sq km (3 851 809 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for canada
1560s (implied in Canadian), said to be a Latinized form of a word for "village" in an Iroquoian language of the St. Lawrence valley that had gone extinct by 1600. Most still-spoken Iroquoian languages have a similar word (e.g. Mohawk kana:ta "town"). Canada goose is attested from 1772.
Nation in northern North America, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Pacific Ocean and Alaska to the west, and the United States to the south. Its capital is Ottawa, and its largest city is Toronto. In area, Canada is the second largest nation in the world, behind Russia.