Definitions

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

  • The mainland territory of Newfoundland, Canada, on the northeast portion of the Labrador Peninsula. Its coastline was visited by Norse seamen as early as the tenth century. The area later became a possession of the Hudson's Bay Company and was claimed by Quebec until 1927, when it was awarded to Newfoundland.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The mainland portion of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, in Eastern Canada.
  • proper n. The geographical region including Labrador in sense 1, as well as neighbouring regions of what is now the province of Quebec.
  • proper n. An abbreviated form of the dog breed name Labrador retriever.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the mainland part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in the eastern part of the large Labrador-Ungava Peninsula in northeastern Canada

Etymologies

Eponym of Portuguese explorer João Fernandes Lavrador, from Portuguese lavrador ("landholder, farmer"), ultimately from Latin labor ("work"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Cordilleran, which lay upon the Cordilleras of British America; one the Keewatin, which flowed out from the province of Keewatin, west of Hudson Bay; and one the LABRADOR ice field, whose center of dispersion was on the highlands of the peninsula of Labrador.

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  • GRAND BANK, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR -- (Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2010) - A Grand Bank, N.L. resident was ordered to pay a fine of $15,000 at a sentencing hearing in Newfoundland and Labrador provincial court in Grand Bank on February 8, 2010 for violating the federal Fisheries Act. Willoughby Bolt pleaded guilty to violating section 36 (3) of the Act.by releasing diesel fuel,

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  • It was apparently the Portuguese who coined the name Labrador, meaning a

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  • For example, the carbon footprint of the average family Labrador is greater than that of twelve hundred Lesser-Spotted Amazonian Tree Frogs, and as such pets pose a clear and present danger to the future of our planet.

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  • In 1497, the Italian sailor Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot), exploring on behalf of England, landed in Labrador and Newfoundland.

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  • I should - want to mention, Raul Labrador is an immigration attorney.

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  • My Black Labrador is outside part of the day to patrol his property and in the house most of the time when I am at home.

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  • He was also leader provincially and failed to do much to help the NDP with regard to getting anyone other than himself and someone in Labrador elected.

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  • Which was a big improvement over the route that required stop overs in Labrador and Ireland.

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  • Actually when my Dad pastored in Labrador, it was a very small town, the parsonage (house where the pastors family lives) was actually in the basement of the church which was converted into a very nice little home.

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