[noo-fuh n-luh nd, -land, -fuh nd-, nyoo-; noo-found-luh nd, nyoo-]
- a large island in E Canada. 42,734 sq. mi. (110,680 sq. km).
- a province in E Canada, composed of Newfoundland island and Labrador. 155,364 sq. mi. (402,390 sq. km). Capital: St. John's.
- one of a breed of large, powerful dogs having a dense, oily, usually black coat, raised originally in Newfoundland.
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Examples from the Web for newfoundland
Headwinds forced a landing at Gander, in Newfoundland, in the middle of a blizzard.The New Fear of Flying After MH370
March 31, 2014
Cartier sailed from St. Malo to Newfoundland in twenty days.The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
Laura left the Newfoundland on the landing-place, and went back to her father.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
The French had sent a few fishermen to the Banks of Newfoundland, and that was all.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
The fishing banks off the Coast of Newfoundland have suddenly sunk.
He nodded in the direction of the pitiless Newfoundland beaches."Captains Courageous"
- an island of E Canada, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Belle Isle: with the Coast of Labrador, forms the province of Newfoundland and Labrador; consists of a rugged plateau with the Long Range Mountains in the west. Area: 110 681 sq km (42 734 sq miles)
- the former name for Newfoundland and Labrador
- a very large heavy breed of dog similar to a Saint Bernard with a flat coarse usually black coat
Word Origin and History for newfoundland
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Newfoundland became Canada's tenth province in 1949. The remains of possible Viking settlements have been found in Newfoundland.
It was the first overseas possession of England; fishing settlements began in the sixteenth century.
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