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[noun out-land; adjective out-land, -luh nd]
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  1. Usually outlands. the outlying districts or remote regions of a country; provinces: a name unknown in the outlands.
  2. (formerly) the outlying land of a feudal estate, usually granted to tenants.
  3. a foreign land.
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  1. outlying, as districts.
  2. foreign.
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Origin of outland

before 950; Middle English; Old English ūtland. See out-, land
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Related Words for outland

bucolic, rural, idyllic, agrarian, rustic, provincial, pastoral, backwoods, agricultural, primitive, picturesque, homey, simple, austere, verdant, country, arcadian, sylvan, natural, homespun

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Historical Examples of outland

  • Suffer it not that Brighteyes be cut down of northerners and outland men.

    Eric Brighteyes

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Might I trouble you, Sir, to tell us the nearest way to Outland!

    Sylvie and Bruno

    Lewis Carroll

  • There has been no such Vice in Outland for many a long year, as he would be!

    Sylvie and Bruno

    Lewis Carroll

  • So I suggested that he might do it by doubling the value of every coin and bank-note in Outland.

    Sylvie and Bruno

    Lewis Carroll

  • The wedding was to have been this morning at ten in the Outland King's cathedral.

    The Flower Princess

    Abbie Farwell Brown

British Dictionary definitions for outland


adjective (ˈaʊtˌlænd, -lənd)
  1. outlying or distant
  2. archaic foreign; alien
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noun (ˈaʊtˌlænd)
  1. (usually plural) the outlying areas of a country or region
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