Newfoundland


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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′-)
n.
A dog of a large, strong breed developed in Newfoundland to aid fishermen, having a thick, usually black coat.

Newfoundland

(ˈnjuːfəndlənd; -fənlənd; -ˌlænd; njuːˈfaʊndlənd)
n
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

New•found•land

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

n.
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
Translations

Newfoundland

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

Newfoundland

[ˈnjuːfəndlənd ˌnjuːˈfaʊndlənd] nTerre-Neuve f

Newfoundland

nNeufundland nt
adj attrneufundländisch; Newfoundland dogNeufundländer m

Newfoundland

[ˈnjuːfəndlənd] nTerranova
References in classic literature ?
I wake every night and see in my room, intently watching me, a big black Newfoundland dog with a white forefoot.
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.
a telegram, transmitted by cable from Valentia (Ireland) to Newfoundland and the American Mainland, arrived at the address of President Barbicane.
They had sails, oars, and a compass; and had as much provision and water as, with sparing it so as to be next door to starving, might support them about twelve days, in which, if they had no bad weather and no contrary winds, the captain said he hoped he might get to the banks of Newfoundland, and might perhaps take some fish, to sustain them till they might go on shore.
He slept in a stable--generally on horseback--and so terrified a Newfoundland dog by his preternatural sagacity, that he has been known, by the mere superiority of his genius, to walk off unmolested with the dog's dinner, from before his face.
It was on this voyage that Sir Humphrey found and claimed Newfoundland as an English possession, setting up there "the Arms of England ingraven in lead and infixed upon a pillar of wood.
The gentleman's thoughts were preoccupied, as his face showed, and he took no notice of a fine Newfoundland dog, who watched him attentively, and watched every stone too, in its turn, eager to spring into the river on receiving his master's sign.
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.
and among them file trains of laden asses, not much larger, if any, than a Newfoundland dog.
This was Scraps, the awkward young Newfoundland puppy, who was the property of no one, unless of the schooner Mary Turner herself, for no man, fore or aft, claimed ownership, while every man disclaimed having brought him on board.
Johns, Newfoundland, has reached us for publication.
A level bottom, like that supporting the American cable between Valentia and Newfoundland, is much better.

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