Definitions for outlandˈaʊtˌlænd; ˈaʊtˌlænd, -lənd
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out•landˈaʊtˌlænd; ˈaʊtˌlænd, -lənd(n.; adj.)
Usu., outlands. the outlying districts or remote regions of a country; provinces.
a foreign land.
(formerly) the outlying land of a feudal estate.
(adj.)outlying, as districts.
Origin of outland:
Any outlying area of a country; the provinces.
Provincial: from a province (of the same land).
Foreign: from abroad, from a foreign land.
Living abroad, living in a foreign land.
Origin: From ūtland ("foreign land, land abroad"), equivalent to out + land. Use in the phrase "outland German" is influenced by (or is a calque of) the German cognate of the same meaning, Auslandsdeutsche (see Ausland). Use in the phrase "outland Chinese" is influenced by (or is a calque of) the Chinese term of the same meaning, 華僑 / 华侨 (huáqiáo).