Nova Scotia


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No·va Sco·tia

 (nō′və skō′shə)
Abbr. NS
A province of eastern Canada comprising a mainland peninsula and the adjacent Cape Breton Island. It became the center of French Acadia with the founding of Port Royal (now Annapolis Royal) in 1605. France and Great Britain bitterly contested the area until 1713, when the Treaty of Utrecht granted control of Acadia to the British. Many British and Loyalist settlers arrived during the following century, and in 1867 the province joined New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario to form the confederated Dominion of Canada. Halifax is the capital and the largest city.

No′va Sco′tian adj. & n.

Nova Scotia

(ˈnəʊvə ˈskəʊʃə)
n
1. (Placename) a peninsula in E Canada, between the Gulf of St Lawrence and the Bay of Fundy
2. (Placename) a province of E Canada, consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island: first settled by the French as Acadia. Capital: Halifax. Pop: 921 727 (2011 est). Area: 52 841 sq km (20 402 sq miles)
Abbreviation: NS

No′va Sco′tia


n.
a peninsula and province in SE Canada: once a part of the French province of Acadia. 947,900; 21,068 sq. mi. (54,565 sq. km). Cap.: Halifax. Abbr.: NS, N.S.
No′va Sco′tian, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nova Scotia - a peninsula in eastern Canada between the Bay of Fundy and the Saint Lawrence RiverNova Scotia - a peninsula in eastern Canada between the Bay of Fundy and the Saint Lawrence River
Nova Scotia - the Canadian province in the Maritimes consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island; French settlers who called the area Acadia were exiled to Louisiana by the British in the 1750s and their descendants are know as Cajuns
2.Nova Scotia - the Canadian province in the Maritimes consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island; French settlers who called the area Acadia were exiled to Louisiana by the British in the 1750s and their descendants are know as Cajuns
Canadian Maritime Provinces, Maritime Provinces, Maritimes - the collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Cape Breton Island - an island that forms the northeastern part of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia - a peninsula in eastern Canada between the Bay of Fundy and the Saint Lawrence River
Halifax - provincial capital and largest city of Nova Scotia
Cape Sable - a promontory on the far southern part of Nova Scotia
Translations
Neuschottland
Nýja-Skotland
Nova Escócia

Nova Scotia

[ˈnəʊvəˈskəʊʃə] NNueva Escocia f

Nova Scotia

[ˌnəʊvəˈskəʊʃə] nNouvelle-Écosse f

Nova Scotia

nNeuschottland nt

Nova Scotia

[ˈnəʊvəˈskəʊʃə] nNuova Scozia
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We're getting a little boy from an orphan asylum in Nova Scotia and he's coming on the train tonight.
Yes, of course," said Marilla, as if getting boys from orphan asylums in Nova Scotia were part of the usual spring work on any well-regulated Avonlea farm instead of being an unheard of innovation.
He went over to Nova Scotia to visit his relations--his father had come from Nova Scotia--and he wrote back to Leslie that his cousin, George Moore, was going on a voyage to Havana and he was going too.
The Nova Scotia Moores investigated, and found she had got to Havana and discharged her cargo and took on another and left for home; and that was all they ever found out about her.
To the eyes of his matter-of-fact companions, the aspect of these coasts recalled rather the parceled-out land of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and where the Frenchman discovered traces of the heroes of fable, these Americans were marking the most favorable points for the establishment of stores in the interests of lunar commerce and industry.
And they could all see the point except an owl that come from Nova Scotia to visit the Yo Semite, and he took this thing in on his way back.
Same schooner, Charlie Ritchie, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, 33, single.
Alex King's well-known style and the happy couple left for their new home in Nova Scotia.
When I think that before long the Nautilus will be by Nova Scotia, and that there near New foundland is a large bay, and into that bay the St.
He had left me, after several years of fruit less application and comparative poverty, in Nova Scotia, to obtain the compensation for his losses which the British commissioners had at length awarded.
Lyell and Dawson found carboniferous beds 1400 feet thick in Nova Scotia, with ancient root-bearing strata, one above the other, at no less than sixty-eight different levels.
I have made the acquaintance of another one of the crew,--Louis he is called, a rotund and jovial-faced Nova Scotia Irishman, and a very sociable fellow, prone to talk as long as he can find a listener.

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