noun (used with a singular verb)
Origin of Hollands
- a cotton cloth treated to produce an opaque finish, as for window shades.
- Holland finish.
Examples from the Web for hollands
Contemporary Examples of 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.
Historical Examples of hollands
Think of the good friends and the good Hollands gin and the good fires aboard of her.Standish of Standish
Jane G. Austin
And now I've told you the yarn, so I will have a drop of Hollands and go to bed.Long Odds
H. Rider Haggard
The kegs in which Hollands is mostly exported are ankers and half-ankers.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
But three of Hollands and three of Isle of Man brandy, as was agreed upon.Patsy
S. R. Crockett
Who drinks Hollands alone, and in a churchyard on such a night as this?
Word Origin for Hollands
Word Origin for holland
"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.
A part of The Netherlands. Holland is a common name for the entire country.