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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.]


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.

Hol′land·er n.


(Peoples) another name for a Dutchman


(ˈhɒl ən dər)

a native or inhabitant of the Netherlands.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hollander - a native or inhabitant of HollandHollander - a native or inhabitant of Holland  
Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe


n (Typ) → Holländer m
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I first beheld him on the quay, a complete stranger to me, obviously not a Hollander, in a black bowler and a short drab overcoat, ridiculously out of tone with the winter aspect of the waste-lands, bordered by the brown fronts of houses with their roofs dripping with melting snow.
But in regard to the shrill voice, the peculiarity is - not that they disagreed - but that, while an Italian, an Englishman, a Spaniard, a Hollander, and a Frenchman attempted to describe it, each one spoke of it as that of a foreigner.
First of all," said the Count, "I am not a citizen, but an officer, which is a very different thing; and secondly, I am not a Hollander, but a Frenchman, which is more different still.
So, we are told, the New Hollander goes naked with impunity, while the European shivers in his clothes.
Aye, shame on the Hollanders and Iroquois, who circumvented them by their deviltries, into such a treaty
The English were preceded in the whale fishery by the Hollanders, Zealanders, and Danes; from whom they derived many terms still extant in the fishery; and what is yet more, their fat old fashions, touching plenty to eat and drink.
Never had any man a voyage so troublesome as mine, or interrupted with such variety of unhappy accidents; I was shipwrecked on the coast of Natal, I was taken by the Hollanders, and it is not easy to mention the danger which I was exposed to both by land and sea before I arrived at Portugal.
They had been the settlers of thirteen separate and distinct English colonies, along the margin of the shore of the North American Continent; contiguously situated, but chartered by adventurers of characters variously diversified, including sectarians, religious and political, of all the classes which for the two preceding centuries had agitated and divided the people of the British islands--and with them were intermingled the descendants of Hollanders, Swedes, Germans, and French fugitives from the persecution of the revoker of the Edict of Nantes.
Invited and urged by the open-hearted and truly benevolent people who had given them an asylum from the persecution of their own kindred to form their settlement within the territories then under their jurisdiction, the love of their country predominated over every influence save that of conscience alone, and they preferred the precarious chance of relaxation from the bigoted rigor of the English Government to the certain liberality and alluring offers of the Hollanders.
Professor Anthony Hollander wrote to the popular children's programme in 1973, when he was nine, to ask for scientific equipment.
NYSE: SLH), the leading provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace, including the global P&C insurance industry, today announced its subsidiary, Hollander, LLC, the leading provider of software and data solutions for the automotive recycling industry, signed a five-year extension of its exclusive business partnership with eBay in North America through 2020.
On Saturday, July 18th, Fisher Brothers, Witkoff and New Valley, the developers of 111 Murray Street, an 800 foot curved glass tower in TriBeCa, hosted a book party for Edmund Hollander who just published his new book, "The Good Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Edmund Hollander Design.