noun (used with a singular verb)
Origin of Hollands
Definition for hollands (2 of 2)
- a cotton cloth treated to produce an opaque finish, as for window shades.
- Holland finish.
Examples from the Web for hollands
After a hasty lunch in the dining hall, the Hollands hit Bowdoin, drop me at the airport, and set off for Williams College.
By the time they are done, the Hollands will have covered 1,529 miles, more than half the width of the continental United States.
The Hollands were somewhat inferior in origin to most of the great barons who fought in the Wars of the Roses.The Wars of the Roses|John G. Edgar
As soon as he was recovered from his fright, he fetched me milk, bread, and a bottle of Hollands.Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker|S. Weir Mitchell
Ted was down there, and Flora Copeland, a spinster cousin of the Hollands, who for several years had lived in the house.
One could lose a good many Hollands along the forest-smothered flanks of those mighty mountains.Herland|Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
And then he was told that the Hollands were through, not alone with Ruth, but with him.
British Dictionary definitions for hollands (1 of 4)
Word Origin for Hollands
British Dictionary definitions for hollands (2 of 4)
Word Origin for holland
British Dictionary definitions for hollands (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for hollands (4 of 4)
Word Origin and History for hollands
"the Netherlands," early 14c., from Dutch Holland, probably Old Dutch holt lant "wood land," describing the district around Dordrecht, the nucleus of Holland. Technically, just one province of the Netherlands, but in English use extended to the whole nation.
Culture definitions for hollands
A part of The Netherlands. Holland is a common name for the entire country.