northland

noun

north·​land ˈnȯrth-ˌland How to pronounce northland (audio)
-lənd
often capitalized
: land in the north : the north of a country

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The snowflakes across the northland are arriving pretty much on schedule and are due to a cold front that will drop out of Canada and sweep across Wisconsin on Thursday into Friday. Joe Taschler, Journal Sentinel, 6 Oct. 2022 According to one, which by tradition may be told only after snow blankets the northland, the Creator asked the original man and his wolf to travel the earth together. The Associated. Press, Arkansas Online, 28 Nov. 2021 Fake snow was sprinkled from the rafters to fit the northland theme the Vikings have embraced since moving in five years ago. Dave Campbell, ajc, 27 Sep. 2021 Yet, in some lakes and reservoirs in the northland, catfishing doesn’t end when the leaves fall from the trees. Dr. Jason Halfen, Outdoor Life, 2 Jan. 2020 Like many northland settlers, Stegner’s father was a roamer. Porter Fox, Outside Online, 1 June 2018 Maine’s northland was once a premier destination for outdoor sportspeople in America. Porter Fox, New York Times, 20 June 2018 The emptiness of the northland was unfamiliar to me. Porter Fox, New York Times, 20 June 2018 The Northwest was the final stretch of the northland for me as well. Porter Fox, Outside Online, 1 June 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of northland was before the 12th century

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“Northland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northland. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

northland

noun

north·​land ˈnȯrth-ˌland How to pronounce northland (audio)
-lənd
often capitalized
: land in the north : the north of a country or region

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