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1. See Netherlands.
2. A region of the Netherlands on the North Sea. Much of Holland lies below sea level and consists of agriculturally fertile polders. In the 1500s and 1600s, Holland's growth as a shipping and commercial center made it the most influential and prosperous region of the Netherlands.
A cotton or linen fabric, usually sized or glazed, that is used especially for window shades, bookbinding, and upholstery.
[Middle English holand, after Holand (Holland), a former province of the Netherlands, from Middle Dutch.]
(Textiles) a coarse linen cloth, used esp for furnishing
[C15: after Holland, where it was made]
1. (Placename) another name for the Netherlands
2. (Placename) a county of the Holy Roman Empire, corresponding to the present-day North and South Holland provinces of the Netherlands
3. (Placename) Parts of an area in E England constituting a former administrative division of Lincolnshire
1. (Biography) Henry. 1745–1806, British neoclassical architect. His work includes Brooks's Club (1776) and Carlton House (1783), both in London
2. (Biography) Sir Sidney George. 1893–1961, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1949–57)
1. John Philip, 1840–1914, Irish inventor in the U.S.
2. the Netherlands.
3. a medieval county and province on the North Sea, corresponding to the modern North and South Holland provinces of the Netherlands.
4. (often l.c.) a cotton cloth with an opaque finish.
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|Noun||1.||Holland - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level|
Common Market, EC, EEC, European Community, European Economic Community, European Union, EU, Europe - an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members; "he tried to take Britain into the Europen Union"
NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization - an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
Benelux - a customs union comprising Belgium and Netherlands and Luxembourg
Amsterdam, capital of The Netherlands, Dutch capital - an industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands; center of the diamond-cutting industry; seat of an important stock exchange; known for its canals and art museum
Apeldoorn - a city of east central Netherlands; a popular tourist center and site of the summer residence of the Dutch royal family
Arnhem - a city in the central Netherlands on the lower Rhine River; site of a battle in 1944 during World War II
Den Haag, 's Gravenhage, The Hague - the site of the royal residence and the de facto capital in the western part of the Netherlands; seat of the International Court of Justice
Eindhoven - city in southeastern Netherlands noted for electrical industry
Nijmegen - an industrial city in the eastern Netherlands
Rotterdam - the 2nd largest city in the Netherlands; located in the western Netherlands near the North Sea
Leiden, Leyden - a city in the western Netherlands; residence of the Pilgrim Fathers for 11 years before they sailed for America in 1620
Utrecht - a city in the central Netherlands
Friesland - one of the northernmost provinces of the Netherlands
Frisian Islands - a chain of islands in the North Sea off the coast of northwestern Europe extending from the IJsselmeer to Jutland
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Hoek van Holland, Hook of Holland - a cape on the southwestern coast of the Netherlands near Rotterdam
IJsselmeer - a shallow lake in northwestern Netherlands created in 1932 by building a dam across the entrance to the Zuider Zee
Rhein, Rhine River, Rhine - a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world; flows into the North Sea
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