northland

[ nawrth-luh nd, -land ]
/ ˈnɔrθ lənd, -ˌlænd /
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noun

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
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Examples from the Web for northlander

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

    The True Story of My Life|Hans Christian Andersen
  • He greeted the arrival with the easy casualness of the northlander.

    The Triumph of John Kars|Ridgwell Cullum
  • 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 (1 of 2)

Northlander

/ (ˈnɔːθləndə) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for northlander (2 of 2)

Northland

/ (ˈnɔːθlənd) /

noun

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

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