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 (out′lănd′, -lənd)
1. A foreign land.
2. outlands The outlying areas of a country; the provinces.

out′land′ adj.


1. outlying or distant
2. archaic foreign; alien
(usually plural) the outlying areas of a country or region


(n. ˈaʊtˌlænd; adj. ˈaʊtˌlænd, -lənd)

1. Usu., outlands. the outlying districts or remote regions of a country; provinces.
2. a foreign land.
3. (formerly) the outlying land of a feudal estate.
4. outlying, as districts.
5. foreign.
[before 950]
References in classic literature ?
At the time he was lost in admiration at the deft way in which the jongleur disguised the loss of his two missing strings, and the lusty, hearty fashion in which he trolled out his little ballad of the outland bowmen, which ran in some such fashion as this:
But to get the full smack of it ye must yourselves be English bowmen, and be far off upon an outland soil.
Now Dingaan winced, for he knew well that he himself and one Mopo had stabbed the Black One, but he thought that this outland chief had not heard the tale, so he said no more of the message.
No white man, much less no outland man of the other bush-tribes, had gazed upon the Red One and lived.
Disgraced, Elli flees to the outlands where she struggles to find her place-and her loyalties-before the kingdom falls to ruin.
An area of 2 563 square km on Bulgaria's western border had to be ceded to the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, the so called Western Outlands.
This sequel to Breathe (HarperCollins, 2012/VOYA October 2012) finds two groups of young rebels leaving the government-run Pod in search of Sequoia, a rebel stronghold in the Outlands.
It charges you with leading your troops to defeat the alien front in a host of fierce battles, as well as rescuing civilians and remote outlands around the world.
Jelson Homes is offering house hunters the option of a five per cent deposit contribution or to part-exchange their existing property for a brand new home at Outlands Croft.
uk Fred Morrison Outlands GIVEN there's a Homecoming album of sorts reviewed I thought I'd do the other side of great Scottish music.
Rejecting the rule of order established by the all-powerful Universal Alliance, he survives in the outlands, aided and abetted by a loyal crew: feisty and opinionated second-incommand Zoe (Torres), her pilot husband Wash (Alan Tudyk), muscle-bound brute Jayne (Adam Baldwin) and spunky mechanic Kaylee (Jewel Staite).
The story follows Kiara, Simba's fun-loving daughter, who escapes her babysitters Timon and Pumbaa and wanders into the Outlands.