from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A country of northern Europe on the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland. Settled by Finnish people by the beginning of the 8th century, the region was controlled from the 13th century by Sweden and after 1809 by Russia. Finland became independent in 1917. Helsinki is the capital and the largest city.
  • Gulf of,An arm of the Baltic Sea bordering on Finland, Russia, and Estonia. An important shipping lane, the shallow gulf is usually frozen from December to March.

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  • proper noun One of the Nordic countries having borders with Sweden, Norway and Russia. Member state of the European Union since 1995. Official name: Republic of Finland (Suomen tasavalta in Finnish, Republiken Finland in Swedish).

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  • noun republic in northern Europe; achieved independence from Russia in 1917


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