Poland

geographical name
Po·​land | \ ˈpō-lənd How to pronounce Poland (audio) \
variants: or Polish Polska \ ˈpȯl-​skä How to pronounce Polska (audio) \

Definition of Poland

country in east central Europe bordering on the Baltic Sea; in the medieval period a kingdom, at one time extending to the lower Dnieper; partitioned 1772, 1793, and 1795 among Russia, Prussia, and Austria; again a kingdom 1815–30; lost autonomy 1830–1918; since 1918 a republic; capital Warsaw area 120,756 square miles (312,758 square kilometers), population 38,500,000

see also pole

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on Poland

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Poland

Spanish Central: Translation of Poland

Nglish: Translation of Poland for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of Poland for Arabic Speakers

Comments on Poland

What made you want to look up Poland? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

standardized text or formulaic language

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!