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northland

[nawrth-luh nd, -land]
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 northlander

Historical Examples

  • He greeted the arrival with the easy casualness of the northlander.

    The Triumph of John Kars

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • As a Northlander I cannot accustom myself to the French mode of acting tragedy.

    The True Story of My Life

    Hans Christian Andersen

  • The Northlander's heavy, slow-moving feet stopped entirely as he turned a stolid face toward the foreman.

    Under Handicap

    Jackson Gregory

  • He glanced quickly at the big Englishman and saw that his eyes were upon the Northlander.

    Under Handicap

    Jackson Gregory


British Dictionary definitions for northlander

Northlander

noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of the peninsula containing Norway and Sweden
  2. (in Canada) a native or inhabitant of the far north
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Northland

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