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[nawrth-luh nd, -land] /ˈnɔrθ lənd, -ˌlænd/
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 forms
northlander, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Not one of them escaped, so swiftly fell the steel of the strong ones from the northland.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • He knew that there was now no hope that he would ever have the northland all to himself.

  • He and his friend, Jack Robertson, were financed in a project to collect moving-picture scenes of the northland.

  • It had been a hard day—this first day of his new life in the northland.

    The Promise James B. Hendryx
  • Of a sudden, foils turn to swords, M. Picot to a masked man, and Boston to the northland forest.

    Heralds of Empire Agnes C. Laut
  • The soldiers of the northland cried to him for help as often as they did to his father, Woden.

    Classic Myths Mary Catherine Judd
  • Is it the same Voice which called me to the northland some ten years ago?

    The Land of Tomorrow William B Stephenson, Jr.
  • The sun had come back, and all the awakening northland world was calling to him.

    White Fang Jack London
  • And all the time the northland was preparing to play its own huge joke.

British Dictionary definitions for northland


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