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New·found·land 1

 (no͞o′fən-lənd, -lănd′, -fənd-, nyo͞o′-)
An island of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Labrador Peninsula.

New′found·land·er n.

New·found·land 2

 (no͞o′fən-lənd, nyo͞o′-)
A dog of a large, strong breed developed in Newfoundland to aid fishermen, having a thick, usually black coat.


(ˈnjuːfəndlənd; -fənlənd; -ˌlænd; njuːˈfaʊndlənd)
1. (Placename) an island of E Canada, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Belle Isle: with the Coast of Labrador, forms the province of Newfoundland and Labrador; consists of a rugged plateau with the Long Range Mountains in the west. Area: 110 681 sq km (42 734 sq miles)
2. (Placename) the former name for Newfoundland and Labrador
3. (Breeds) a very large heavy breed of dog similar to a Saint Bernard with a flat coarse usually black coat


(ˈnu fən lənd, -ˌlænd, -fənd-, ˈnyu-; nuˈfaʊnd lənd, nyu-)

1. a large island in E Canada. 42,734 sq. mi. (110,680 sq. km).
2. a province in E Canada, composed of Newfoundland island and Labrador. 568,349; 155,364 sq. mi. (402,390 sq. km). Cap.: St. John's. Abbr.: NF, N.F.
3. one of a breed of large, powerful dogs having a dense, oily, usu. black coat, raised orig. in Newfoundland.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Newfoundland - a breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse usually black coatNewfoundland - a breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse usually black coat; highly intelligent dogs and vigorous swimmers; developed in Newfoundland
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
2.Newfoundland - an island in the north Atlantic
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east


[ˈnjuːfəndlənd] N
1. (Geog) → Terranova f
2. (also Newfoundland dog) → perro m de Terranova


[ˈnjuːfəndlənd ˌnjuːˈfaʊndlənd] nTerre-Neuve f


nNeufundland nt
adj attrneufundländisch; Newfoundland dogNeufundländer m


[ˈnjuːfəndlənd] nTerranova
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Hold me up, Jo, for upon my life it's one too many for me," returned Laurie, regarding the infants with the air of a big, benevolent Newfoundland looking at a pair of infantile kittens.
I succeeded in extracting a grunt; and presently, he drew back his arm, shook himself all over like a Newfoundland dog just from the water, and sat up in bed, stiff as a pike-staff, looking at me, and rubbing his eyes as if he did not altogether remember how I came to be there, though a dim consciousness of knowing something about me seemed slowly dawning over him.
Old Bruno, a great Newfoundland, who slept at the end of the porch, rose, with a low growl, as she came near.
When I came to the stile, I stopped a minute, looked round and listened, with an idea that a horse's hoofs might ring on the causeway again, and that a rider in a cloak, and a Gytrash-like Newfoundland dog, might be again apparent: I saw only the hedge and a pollard willow before me, rising up still and straight to meet the moonbeams; I heard only the faintest waft of wind roaming fitful among the trees round Thornfield, a mile distant; and when I glanced down in the direction of the murmur, my eye, traversing the hall-front, caught a light kindling in a window: it reminded me that I was late, and I hurried on.
Vanstone as boisterously round the neck as if he belonged to some larger order of Newfoundland dog, and was made to be romped with at his daughter's convenience.
On the 13th they passed the edge of the Banks of Newfoundland, a dangerous locality; during the winter, especially, there are frequent fogs and heavy gales of wind.
Then, seeing David's bundle, he snatched it, like a too officious Newfoundland, stuck his pitchfork into it and carried it over his shoulder in triumph as he accompanied David and the box out of the thicket.
Sylvie was just going to explain, very politely, that really they couldn't perform that ceremony, because their wigs wouldn't come off, when the door of the Royal Kennel opened, and an enormous Newfoundland Dog put his head out.
And so it went on till they lost sight of him in the fogs off Newfoundland, and supposed he had veered ship and stood for Dead Man's Isle.
Jupiter opened it, and a large Newfoundland, belonging to Legrand, rushed in, leaped upon my shoulders, and loaded me with caresses; for I had shown him much attention during previous visits.
One mild morning in the beginning of November, it happened that I was standing outside the portico patting lazy old Caesar, a Newfoundland almost blind with age, the only dog that ever took any notice of me--for the very dogs shunned me, and fawned on the happier people about me--when the groom brought up my brother's horse which was to carry him to the hunt, and my brother himself appeared at the door, florid, broad-chested, and self-complacent, feeling what a good-natured fellow he was not to behave insolently to us all on the strength of his great advantages.
Then I heard the anguished bellow of a Himalayan cow-one of the little black crummies no bigger than Newfoundland dogs.

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