American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient Celtic kingdom of northwest England. The southern part came under Anglo-Saxon control c. 944; the northern portion passed to Scotland in 1018.
- n. A modern county of England made up of the former counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and part of Lancashire.
- n. a former Celtic kingdom in northwestern England; the name continued to be used for the hilly northwestern region of England including the Lake District and the northern Pennines
- n. a county of northwestern England
“Details of current road closures can be found on Cumbria County Council's website: www. cumbria.gov.uk, Cumbria Highways hotline: 0845 609”
“The previous entry on the London Underground blog is a shot of a sign at Penrith station (in Cumbria).”
“Derrick Bird, who shot 12 people dead in Cumbria, owned his three licensed guns perfectly legally, an inquiry has found”
“Otters are also widespread in Cumbria and Northumbria, Wessex and the upper reaches of the Severn.”
“I have sent out paper copies of part one of my own story to several writers groups in Cumbria, and will send parts two and three at regular intervals.”
“So anyway, my parents have retired over to Maryport in Cumbria, England.”
“Saeed Ghafoor, 33, of Southampton, made the threat to a prison officer while at HMP Haverigg in Cumbria on 7 February.”
“I went to a footlocker in Cumbria and organized my inventory when I heard in general chat that Purgas in Divide 3 was under attack.”
“Meanwhile in Cumbria, two youths have been charged with burglary, dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking without owners consent, section 20 wounding and incitement to commit dangerous driving.”
“The poll was carried out as Whitehaven in Cumbria prepared to become the first place this week to switch off the terrestrial television signal in the run-up to a national switchover to digital.”
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