[ nawr-luhnd ]

nounChiefly British Dialect.

Origin of norland

First recorded in 1570–80; reduced form

Words Nearby norland Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use norland in a sentence

  • It lay between me and Vera norland; we both knew the words equally well, so we drew lots, and I won.

    A Pair of Schoolgirls | Angela Brazil
  • There were the rich coasts of England, but they were well guarded, and many of the norland race were along the wardens.

    The Path of the King | John Buchan
  • The whole coast of norland was closely blockaded by cordon within cordon, and every port, even the smallest, held by the British.

    Danger! and Other Stories | Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Further westward is the square of the same name, on the site of old norland House.

    The Kensington District | Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • At norland Castle, for instance, she provided dinner for some two hundred old people of the district.

British Dictionary definitions for norland


/ (ˈnɔːlənd) /

  1. archaic the north part of a country or the earth

Origin of norland

C17: contraction of north + land

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