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[freez-luh nd; Dutch frees-lahnt]
  1. a province in the N Netherlands. 1431 sq. mi. (3705 sq. km). Capital: Leeuwarden.
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Also especially British, Frisian.
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Historical Examples

  • Friesland can least of all dispense with the commerce of France.

    The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX


  • Eotens (61, 62, 66) are the people of Finn, king of Friesland.

  • Then they went home to Friesland, where Hengest stayed with Finn through the winter.

  • The sheep are smaller, but fatter and more hardy than they are in Friesland.

  • If the people of Friesland have great individuality, so have their meers.

British Dictionary definitions for friesland


  1. a province of the N Netherlands, on the IJsselmeer and the North Sea: includes four of the West Frisian Islands; flat, with sand dunes and fens (under reclamation), canals, and lakes. Capital: Leeuwarden. Pop: 640 000 (2003 est). Area: 3319 sq km (1294 sq miles)Official and Frisian name: Fryslân
  2. an area comprising the province of Friesland in the Netherlands along with the regions of East Friesland and North Friesland in Germany
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