geographical name
Neth·​er·​lands | \ ˈne-t͟hər-ləndz How to pronounce Netherlands (audio) \

Definition of Netherlands

1 low countries a historical usage
2 or the Netherlands or Holland \ ˈhä-​lənd How to pronounce Holland (audio) \ or Dutch Nederland \ ˈnā-​dər-​ˌlänt How to pronounce Nederland (audio) \ country in northwestern Europe on the North Sea; a kingdom, official capital Amsterdam, seat of government The Hague area 16,040 square miles (41,543 square kilometers), population 17,151,000

Note: Nearly a quarter of the Netherlands lies below sea level.

Other Words from Netherlands

Netherland \ ˈne-​t͟hər-​lənd How to pronounce Netherland (audio) \ adjective
Netherlander \ ˈne-​t͟hər-​ˌlan-​dər How to pronounce Netherlander (audio) , -​lən-​ \ noun
Netherlandic \ ˈne-​t͟hər-​ˌlan-​dik How to pronounce Netherlandic (audio) \ adjective
Netherlandish \ ˈne-​t͟hər-​ˌlan-​dish How to pronounce Netherlandish (audio) , -​lən-​ \ adjective

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