Holland [hol-uh nd] Examples noun

  1. John Philip,1840–1914, Irish inventor in the U.S.
  2. Sir Sidney (George),1893–1961, New Zealand political leader: prime minister 1949–57.
  3. the Netherlands.
  4. a medieval county and province on the North Sea, corresponding to the modern North and South Holland provinces of the Netherlands.
  5. a city in W Michigan.
  6. Textiles.
    1. a cotton cloth treated to produce an opaque finish, as for window shades.
    2. Holland finish.

Examples from the Web for holland Contemporary Examples of holland

  • When I was in Holland, this is the kind of thing people feared.

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    January 8, 2015

  • Another crowd moved west in an apparent bid to block the Holland Tunnel.

    Eric Garner Protests: ‘It’s Like Vietnam’

    Abby Haglage, Caitlin Dickson, Jacob Siegel, Chris Allbritton

    December 5, 2014

  • He starts talking about his big move to New York when he was 21, that drive through the Holland Tunnel to the big city.

    Jeff Daniels Defends Aaron Sorkin and the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Toilet Scene

    Kevin Fallon

    November 7, 2014

  • It has been ten years since Brenda made the decision to move, first to Holland, then Denmark.

    Cameroonian Women Fighting Sexism With Tourism

    Abena Agyeman-Fisher

    November 7, 2014

  • Doctors in France, Germany and Holland have instead chosen to use information to immunize people against their fears.

    Europe’s Hidden Ebola Cases

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    October 15, 2014

  • Historical Examples of holland

  • As far as Craeke was concerned, it was impossible to find him, as he had left Holland.

    The Black Tulip

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

  • The next country in which he sought inspiration was Holland.

    The Slave Of The Lamp

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • He offered his arm to the Queen of Holland, but she looked at the Empress, who had not yet risen.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • Cornish received the invitation the day after returning from Holland.

    Roden’s Corner

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • For Holland is a small country, well watched, highly civilized.

    Roden’s Corner

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • British Dictionary definitions for holland holland noun

    1. a coarse linen cloth, used esp for furnishing

    Word Origin for holland C15: after Holland, where it was made Holland 1 noun

    1. another name for the Netherlands
    2. a county of the Holy Roman Empire, corresponding to the present-day North and South Holland provinces of the Netherlands
    3. Parts of an area in E England constituting a former administrative division of Lincolnshire

    Holland 2 noun

    1. Henry. 1745–1806, British neoclassical architect. His work includes Brooks’s Club (1776) and Carlton House (1783), both in London
    2. Sir Sidney George. 1893–1961, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1949–57)

    Word Origin and History for holland Holland

    “the Netherlands,” early 14c., from Dutch Holland, probably Old Dutch holt lant “wood land,” describing the district around Dordrecht, the nucleus of Holland. Technically, just one province of the Netherlands, but in English use extended to the whole nation.

    holland in Culture Holland

    A part of The Netherlands. Holland is a common name for the entire country.

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