Holland

[ hol-uh nd ]
/ ˈhɒl ənd /

noun

John Philip,1840–1914, Irish inventor in the U.S.
Sir Sidney (George),1893–1961, New Zealand political leader: prime minister 1949–57.
the Netherlands.
a medieval county and province on the North Sea, corresponding to the modern North and South Holland provinces of the Netherlands.
a city in W Michigan.
Textiles.
  1. a cotton cloth treated to produce an opaque finish, as for window shades.
  2. Holland finish.

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British Dictionary definitions for holland (1 of 3)

holland
/ (ˈhɒlənd) /

noun

a coarse linen cloth, used esp for furnishing

Word Origin for holland

C15: after Holland, where it was made

British Dictionary definitions for holland (2 of 3)

Holland1
/ (ˈhɒlənd) /

noun

another name for the Netherlands
a county of the Holy Roman Empire, corresponding to the present-day North and South Holland provinces of the Netherlands
Parts of an area in E England constituting a former administrative division of Lincolnshire

British Dictionary definitions for holland (3 of 3)

Holland2
/ (ˈhɒlənd) /

noun

Henry. 1745–1806, British neoclassical architect. His work includes Brooks's Club (1776) and Carlton House (1783), both in London
Sir Sidney George. 1893–1961, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1949–57)
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Cultural definitions for holland

Holland

A part of The Netherlands. Holland is a common name for the entire country.

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