Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as Newfoundland dog.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun An island on the coast of British North America, famed for the fishing grounds in its vicinity.
  • proper noun A Newfoundland dog.
  • proper noun (Zoöl.) a breed of large dogs, with shaggy hair, which originated in Newfoundland, noted for intelligence, docility, and swimming powers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A large island off the coast of eastern Canada, which, along with Labrador, has composed the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador since 1949.
  • noun 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an island in the north Atlantic
  • noun a breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse usually black coat; highly intelligent dogs and vigorous swimmers; developed in Newfoundland

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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,

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • 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,

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND: A helicopter carrying 18 people on its way today to an offshore oil platform ditched in the Atlantic Ocean off Newfoundland, an official said.

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  • JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND: A helicopter carrying 18 people on its way today to an offshore oil platform ditched in the Atlantic Ocean off Newfoundland, an official said.

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  • JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND: A helicopter carrying 18 people on its way today to an offshore oil platform ditched in the Atlantic Ocean off Newfoundland, an official said.

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  • Meanwhile, as the Western Star reported yesterday (no link), the average wait for an MRI in Newfoundland is over one year.

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  • The average earned income in Newfoundland is only fifty-three per cent of the Canadian average.

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  • Jukes, in his "Excursions in and about Newfoundland," says, "A thin, short-haired black dog, belonging to George Harvey, came off to us to-day; this animal was of a breed very different from what we understand by the term Newfoundland dog in England.

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  • Newfoundland is semi - artic and has very little good agricultural land.

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  • I lived in Newfoundland for most of my formative years.

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  • I heard a mnemonic (if that's the right adjective) device to help one remember how the residents pronounce it: Understand Newfoundland.

    Also, those interested in the subject may like this list.

    May 11, 2010