Definition of Newfoundland

1. Noun. A breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse usually black coat; highly intelligent dogs and vigorous swimmers; developed in Newfoundland.

Exact synonyms: Newfoundland Dog
Generic synonyms: Canis Familiaris, Dog, Domestic Dog



2. Noun. An island in the north Atlantic.
Group relationships: Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean
Generic synonyms: Island

Definition of Newfoundland

1. n. An island on the coast of British North America, famed for the fishing grounds in its vicinity.

Definition of Newfoundland

1. 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. ¹

2. Proper noun. (historical) Former name of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, 1949–2001. ¹

3. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Newfoundland

1. 1. An island on the coast of British North America, famed for the fishing grounds in its vicinity. 2. A Newfoundland dog. Newfoundland dog, a breed of large dogs, with shaggy hair, which originated in Newfoundland, noted for intelligence, docility, and swimming powers. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Newfoundland

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1. Narrative and Critical History of America by Justin Winsor (1889)
"Joseph Hatton and M. Harvey, Newfoundland, the oldest British colony; ... 8 Howley in his Ecclesiastical Hist, of Newfoundland gives various early maps, ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes (1907)
"Newfoundland. We have as yet said nothing of one portion of the New World ... Newfoundland may be looked upon as standing altogether beyond and apart from ..."

3. The American Coast Pilot: Containing Directions for the Principal Harbors by Edmund March Blunt, George William Blunt (1847)
"98 Cow Head, Newfoundland 60 Coy Inlet, Patagonia 573 Cozumel Island, Yucatan 497, 498 Crab Island, West Indies 384 Cranberry Islands, ..."

4. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1907)
"THE Newfoundland FISHERIES The fisheries question is as perennial and inexhaustible as the fish which the skippers of Gloucester would fain catch off the ..."

5. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1909)
"In 1765 Labrador was attached to the Newfoundland jurisdiction. ... In 1884 Newfoundland gained a new importance in international politics from the revival ..."

6. Calendar of State Papers by Great Britain Public Record Office, John William Fortescue (1904)
"The Admiralty Ad""r»ky have ordered instructions to be given to the two ships which are to convoy the salt-ships to Lisbon and Newfoundland, and desire to ..."

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