out·​land | \ ˈau̇t-ˌland How to pronounce outland (audio) , -lənd \

Definition of outland

1 : a foreign land
2 outlands plural : the outlying regions of a country : provinces

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Other Words from outland

outland adjective

Examples of outland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Previously, the miner had to shuttle nearly 100 drivers around these scrubby outlands to switch train drivers three times for each journey. Rhiannon Hoyle, WSJ, 19 Jan. 2019 Outland wound up as one of the top defensive backs in the Pacific Coast League this season and was so good that opposing teams for the most part didn’t throw many passes to his side. Tim Burt, Orange County Register, 5 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of outland

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Outland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outland. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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