[nawrth-luh nd, -land]


the land or region in the north.
the northern part of a country.
(initial capital letter) the peninsula containing Norway and Sweden.

Origin of northland

before 900; Middle English, Old English; see north, -land
Related formsnorth·land·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for northlander

Historical Examples of northlander

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

  • 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



a native or inhabitant of the peninsula containing Norway and Sweden
(in Canada) a native or inhabitant of the far north



the peninsula containing Norway and Sweden
(in Canada) the far north
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