Holland



[hol-uh nd] /ˈhɒl ənd/

noun
1.
John Philip, 1840–1914, Irish inventor in the U.S.
2.
Sir Sidney (George) 1893–1961, New Zealand political leader: prime minister 1949–57.
3.
the Netherlands.
4.
a medieval county and province on the North Sea, corresponding to the modern North and South Holland provinces of the Netherlands.
5.
a city in W Michigan.
6.
Textiles.

/ˈhɒlənd/
noun
1.
a coarse linen cloth, used esp for furnishing
/ˈhɒlənd/
noun
1.
another name for the Netherlands
2.
a county of the Holy Roman Empire, corresponding to the present-day North and South Holland provinces of the Netherlands
3.
Parts of, an area in E England constituting a former administrative division of Lincolnshire
/ˈhɒlənd/
noun
1.
Henry. 1745–1806, British neoclassical architect. His work includes Brooks’s Club (1776) and Carlton House (1783), both in London
2.
Sir Sidney George. 1893–1961, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1949–57)

“the Netherlands,” early 14c., from Dutch Holland, probably Old Dutch holt lant “wood land,” describing the district around Dordrecht, the nucleus of Holland. Technically, just one province of the Netherlands, but in English use extended to the whole nation.

A part of The Netherlands. Holland is a common name for the entire country.

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