Definitions of Friesland

  1. one of the northernmost provinces of the Netherlands Wordnet Dictionary DB

Usage examples for Friesland

  1. Its execution had been but hastened by the temporary triumph of rebellion in Friesland – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  2. The straits were called Nassau, the island at its mouth became States or Staten Island; the northern coasts of Tartary received the familiar appellations of New Holland, New Friesland New Walcheren; while the two rivers, beyond which Linschoten did not advance, were designated Swan and Mercury respectively, after his two ships. – History of the United Netherlands, 1598-99 by John Lothrop Motley