[nawr-luh nd]

noun Chiefly British Dialect.

Origin of norland

First recorded in 1570–80; reduced form Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for norland

Historical Examples of norland

  • Above it, Norland Road forms the western boundary of the borough.

    The Kensington District

    Geraldine Edith Mitton

  • The enclosure of Norland Common, now carrying on, is a most serious drain.

  • We will take a bus at the corner and get to Norland Square in no time.

  • Norland Square is a poor enough place, but there is at any rate a W. after it.


    W.H. Hudson (AKA Henry Harford)

  • There was no game to slaughter, and other kind of excitement, the quiet Norland parish had never possessed any.


    Mrs. Oliphant

British Dictionary definitions for norland



archaic the north part of a country or the earth

Word Origin for norland

C17: contraction of north + land
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