"the Netherlands," early 14c., from Dutch Holland, probably Old Dutch holt lant "wood land," describing the district around Dordrecht, the nucleus of Holland. Technically, just one province of the Netherlands, but in English use extended to the whole nation.
1. He was well acquainted with the literature of France, Germany and Holland.
2. In Holland, the government sets a yearly budget for health care.
3. Holland would never dare cast himself as a virtuoso pianist.
4. Norway had held Holland to a scoreless draw in Rotterdam.