from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island of Denmark in the northern Atlantic Ocean off northeast Canada. It is the largest island in the world and lies mostly within the Arctic Circle. Inhabited by Inuit peoples as early as 3000 B.C., it was discovered by the Norwegian navigator Eric the Red in the tenth century A.D., became a Danish colony in 1815, and was granted home rule in 1979. Godthåb (Nuuk) is the capital. Population: 56,300.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A large self-governing territory in North America that is politically a part of the Kingdom of Denmark.
- proper n. The ice-covered island on which it is located, the largest in the world.
- proper n. Spitzbergen, another island in Europe formerly thought to have been part of Greenland.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. An island situated between the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, the largest island in the world; it is a Danish territory.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the largest island in the world; lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean; a self-governing province of Denmark
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(In homage, he used a hockey stick and regular golf ball last weekend, with mixed success.) 'GREENS' OF GREENLAND I myself once participated in the World Ice Golf Championship, on a course routed around towering icebergs in Uummannaq, Greenland, well above the Arctic Circle.
For example, a warm early spring on the coast of Greenland increases the discharge of icebergs from its fiords to wander down the Atlantic ocean; and this increase of floating ice tends to chill and dampen the summers at least as far South as Long Island, if not farther.] [Footnote 199: Rink's _Danish Greenland_, pp. 27, 96, 97.] [Sidenote: With the Northmen once in Greenland, the discovery of the
Mike Watts, deputy chief executive, Cairn Energy, said: "Exploration in Greenland is at a very early stage and consequently to have encountered gas and oil in two of the first frontier exploration wells in the previously undrilled Baffin Bay geological basin is extremely encouraging."
In the first case, the volume of ice in Greenland is growing slightly due to increased precipitation, a consequence of warming, while ice at the edges of Greenland is retreating, also because of warming.
A Danish brewery in Greenland is brewing beer using water from the melting Arctic ice-cap.
Al Gore wants you to believe that the ice in Greenland is just falling into the ocean, but he wants you to ignore the ice that is GROWING in Greenland's interior.
A natural salt called cryolite, mined in Greenland, is melted at 1000° C. in an iron pot lined with carbon.
I used to just ask them where the glaciers went, and how did they get here in the first place?, and why do they call Greenland "Greenland"?
The Vikings had a cathedral dedicated to him in Greenland, Christopher Columbus created the city of St. Nicholas in Haiti, and early Spanish settlers built the city of St. Nicholas – now known as Jacksonville.
There was an enormous economic meltdown in Greenland