from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of southwest Michigan southwest of Grand Rapids. Founded in 1847 by Dutch settlers, it is a manufacturing center and summer resort. Population: 34,200.
- See Netherlands.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The Netherlands.
- proper n. A region of the Netherlands formed by two provinces: North Holland and South Holland.
- proper n. An English habitational surname for someone from the Netherlands, or from any of the various places in England named Holland.
From Old Dutch holt lant ("wood land"). A popular but false etymology holds that it is derived from hol land ("hollow land"), inspired by the low-lying geography of both the Dutch and the English region (Holland, Lincolnshire). (Wiktionary)