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[noo-fuh n-luh nd, -land, -fuh nd-, nyoo-; noo-found-luh nd, nyoo-] /ˈnu fən lənd, -ˌlænd, -fənd-, ˈnyu-; nuˈfaʊnd lənd, nyu-/

a large island in E Canada. 42,734 sq. mi. (110,680 sq. km).
a province in E Canada, composed of Newfoundland island and Labrador. 155,364 sq. mi. (402,390 sq. km).
Capital: St. John’s.
one of a breed of large, powerful dogs having a dense, oily, usually black coat, raised originally in Newfoundland.
/ˈnjuːfəndlənd; -fənlənd; -ˌlænd; njuːˈfaʊndlənd/
an island of E Canada, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Belle Isle: with the Coast of Labrador, forms the province of Newfoundland and Labrador; consists of a rugged plateau with the Long Range Mountains in the west. Area: 110 681 sq km (42 734 sq miles)
the former name for Newfoundland and Labrador
a very large heavy breed of dog similar to a Saint Bernard with a flat coarse usually black coat

1585, from newfound + land (n.). In reference to a type of dog, from 1773. Related: Newfoundlander. Colloquial shortening Newfie for the inhabitants or the place is recorded from 1942.
Newfoundland [(nooh-fuhn-luhnd, nooh-fuhn-land)]

Province in eastern Canada consisting of the island of Newfoundland, the mainland area of Labrador, and their adjacent islands. St. John’s is its capital and largest city.

Note: Newfoundland became Canada’s tenth province in 1949. The remains of possible Viking settlements have been found in Newfoundland.

Note: It was the first overseas possession of England; fishing settlements began in the sixteenth century.


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    noun 1. a province of E Canada, consisting of the island of Newfoundland and the Coast of Labrador: usually known as Newfoundland until its official long form was adopted as the main name in 2001. Capital: St John’s. Pop: 517 027 (2004 est). Area: 404 519 sq km (156 185 sq miles) NL

  • Newfoundlander

    [noo-fuh n-luh n-der, -lan-, -fuh nd-, nyoo-] /ˈnu fənˌlən dər, -ˌlæn-, -fənd-, ˈnyu-/ noun 1. a native or inhabitant of . /njuːˈfaʊndləndə/ noun 1. a native or inhabitant of Newfoundland

  • Newfoundland standard time

    noun 1. one of the standard times used in Canada, three and a half hours behind Greenwich Mean Time

  • Newfoundland-time

    noun 1. a form of civil time observed on the island of Newfoundland, one and one-half hours later than Eastern time and a half hour later than Atlantic time.

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