Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A country of northern North America. Originally inhabited by various Native American peoples, mainland Canada was explored by the English and the French beginning in the late 15th century. The French established the first permanent settlement at Port Royal (now Annapolis Royal) in 1605 but gradually lost control of eastern Canada, which was ceded to England in 1763 after the Seven Years' War. The Dominion of Canada was formed in 1867 and extended to the western provinces in 1905; Newfoundland formally joined the federation in 1949. The Statute of Westminster (1931) confirmed Canada's status as an independent nation within the Commonwealth. Ottawa is the capital and Toronto the largest city. Population: 31,600,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A country in North America; official name: Canada.
  • proper n. Lower Canada or Upper Canada, often "the Canadas". Also Canada East or Canada West.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A country in North America, bordering the United States on the north. It is a federation which includes English-speaking provinces and the French-speaking Province of Quebec.

Etymologies

From the Laurentian canada ("village, settlement"). See "Name of Canada" on Wikipedia. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The logic for it was to stop US soldiers from coming to canada from overseas in a direct flight because iraq or Afghanistan is the first Country they were in after leaving the USA as a soldier , Canada would be the 3rd nation they were in and ergo denied a refugee claim.

    Tougher Sentences For Human Trafficking « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • I promised a Blogger that I repost the article from awhile back where Olivia Chow was at the UofT rally for George Galloway and after he praised the 9/11 Hijackers for slaughtering 24 canada it was she and other that gave him a standing Ovation as he also yelled out that the USA and Canada “Deserved” 9/11 for backing the Jews that are murdering Muslims .

    IDF Soldier T-Shirts Draw International Ire « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • Arar and his wife aslo tried to smuggle a Laptop into canada by got caught by the Customs agent, Arar would not give the password for Canada to see what was on the hard drive.

    Omar Khadr Ad Infinitum « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • STEPHEN HARPER, PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA: The fact of the matter is, if Canada is to deal with the demographic challenges that we have coming, that all Western countries have coming -- the United States a little bit less -- and that is going to be a shortage of workers, we're going to have to go out and actively recruit immigrants as a policy, not just accept applications.

    CNN Transcript Mar 15, 2009

  • REPATRIATION TO CANADA - They travel their final journey back to Canada

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Or if that is not possible, is it possible to re-route data coming into the u.s. “switch” from international locations to somewhere offshore — say canada or something — and then just tap into the data stream in Canada thus getting around the u.s. jurisdiction issue onceagain?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Excerpts from the Mukasey Confirmation Hearing:

  • ANGELO BERALDIN, NATL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA: Well, the first step in our study with our team in Canada, France and Italy, was to create a good, archival-quality documentation of the Mona Lisa.

    CNN Transcript Sep 27, 2006

  • Kyle alerted me to this a few days ago:And in today's news, apparently Washington is demanding that Canada checks passengers against the U.S. no-fly list *for domestic flights within Canada*.

    Archive 2005-06-01

  • (PRWEB) - OTTAWA, CANADA (PRWEB) November 24, 2005 -- A former Canadian Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister under Pierre Trudeau has joined forces with three Non-governmental organizations to ask the Parliament of Canada to hold public hearings on Exopolitics -- relations with “ETs.”

    Just when you thought things were weird... they just got stranger...

  • JOHN MANLEY, DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA: That's what -- all that I will say, because there is an important announcement that is to be made is that Canada has been very closely associated with the campaign that has occurred that led to the change in regime.

    CNN Transcript Jan 25, 2002

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