from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A province of eastern Canada including the island of Newfoundland and nearby islands and the mainland area of Labrador with its adjacent islands. Newfoundland joined the confederation in 1949. Vikings probably visited the region c. 1000, but the area was not known to European fishermen and explorers until John Cabot's voyages in the late 15th century. England claimed Newfoundland in 1583, although the claims were disputed by France until the Treaty of Paris (1763). The province of Quebec continued to claim Labrador until 1927. St. John's is the capital and the largest city. Population: 505,000.
- n. Any of a breed of large, strong dog developed in Newfoundland and having a thick, usually black coat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A large island off the coast of eastern Canada, which, along with Labrador, has composed the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador since 1949.
- n. A Newfoundland dog, a very large breed of working dog from Newfoundland, with a shaggy, usually black coat, known for its water rescue ability, strength, and gentle disposition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. An island on the coast of British North America, famed for the fishing grounds in its vicinity.
- proper n. A Newfoundland dog.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Newfoundland dog.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an island in the north Atlantic
- n. a breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse usually black coat; highly intelligent dogs and vigorous swimmers; developed in Newfoundland
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