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northland

[nawrth-luh nd, -land]
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noun
  1. the land or region in the north.
  2. the northern part of a country.
  3. (initial capital letter) the peninsula containing Norway and Sweden.
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Origin of northland

before 900; Middle English, Old English; see north, -land
Related formsnorth·land·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for northland

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  • The soldiers of the Northland cried to him for help as often as they did to his father, Woden.

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • The sun had come back, and all the awakening Northland world was calling to him.

    White Fang

    Jack London

  • He was now twenty-eight, and if there was a handsomer man in the Northland I had yet to see him.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

  • He's the worst gambler in the Northland, and no amount of wealth will ever satisfy him.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

  • The Innuits, children of the Northland, call it "the spirits of the dead at play."

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell


British Dictionary definitions for northland

Northland

noun
  1. the peninsula containing Norway and Sweden
  2. (in Canada) the far north
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