Definition of Shetland islands

1. Noun. An archipelago of about 100 islands in the North Atlantic off the north coast of Scotland.

Exact synonyms: Shetland, Zetland
Group relationships: Scotland, Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean
Generic synonyms: Archipelago

Definition of Shetland islands

1. Proper noun. A group of islands of Scotland, roughly north-east of the Orkney Islands. ¹

2. Proper noun. The region of Scotland comprising these islands. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shetland Islands

Sherman-Munsell unit
Sherman unit
Sherpur District
Sherrington's law
Sherrington phenomenon
Sherwood Anderson
Sherwood Forest
Shetland Islands
Shetland ponies
Shetland pony
Shetland sheep dog
Shetland sheepdog
Shetland wool
Shi'ite Muslim
Shia Islam

Literary usage of Shetland islands

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1. History of the Norwegian People by Knut Gjerset (1915)
"In the reign of King Olav Tryggvason the shetland islands were united with the kingdom of Norway; Christianity was introduced, and the Norse system of law ..."

2. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"... OF THE ORKNEY AND shetland islands (1460 AD) An important acquisition to the Scottish dominions was effected in this reign, feeble as it was. ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"shetland islands, or Zetland, a group in the Atlantic ocean, ... The Shetland islands with the Orkneys form a district which returns one member to ..."

4. The Journal of Geography by National Council of Geography Teachers (U.S.) (1918)
"ARTHUR G. TILLMAN, THE shetland islands La Crosse, Wis. THE shetland islands, a group of one hundred islands lying about fifty miles northeast of Scotland, ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1869)
"Report on the Annelids dredged off (he shetland islands by Mr. Gywn Jeffreys, 1867-G8. ... in his dredging-expedition to the shetland islands last year ..."

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