A country of northern North America. The original inhabitants of the region include the Inuit and First Nations. European colonists arrived in eastern Canada in the early 1600s, and the area was claimed by the French and then ceded (1763) to the English after the Seven Years' War. Confederation of the territories and provinces of British North America, which eventually included all land north of the United States, began in 1867 and ended with the addition of Newfoundland in 1949. The Statute of Westminster (1931) confirmed Canada's status as an independent Dominion within the Commonwealth. Ottawa is the capital and Toronto the largest city.
Country in N North America: complete British control achieved, 1763; dominion established, 1867; complete autonomy, 1931: member of the Commonwealth: 3,481,753 sq mi (9,017,699 sq km); cap. Ottawa.
A country in North America; official name: Canada.
(historical) Lower Canada (also Canada East) or Upper Canada (Canada West), often “the Canadas."
Origin of canada
From the Laurentiancanada (“village, settlement"). See "Name of Canada" on Wikipedia.
Canada Sentence Examples
Galway, who settled in Canada in 1832.
He was appointed in 1911 to succeed Earl Grey as governor-general of Canada, retiring from this office in 1916.
Young crossed the frontier from Canada and raided the town of St Albans.
In 1837 the membership in Great Britain and Ireland was 318,716; in foreign mission stations, 66,007; in Upper Canada, 14,000; while the American Conferences had charge of 650,678 members.
There are video pictures of the motor home entry from Canada back into the United States.