from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A division of the United Kingdom, the southern part of the island of Great Britain. Originally settled by Celtic peoples, it was subsequently conquered by Romans, Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Danes, and Normans. Acts of union joined England with Wales in 1536, with Scotland in 1707 to create the political entity of Great Britain, and with Ireland in 1801 to form the United Kingdom. London is the capital and the largest city of both England and the United Kingdom. Population: 50,800,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. Part of the island of Great Britain next to Wales, to the south of Scotland. Now specified geopolitically as one of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom.
- proper n. A habitational surname.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a division of the United Kingdom
From Old English Engles land ("land of the Angles"), from genitive of Engle ("the Angles") + land ("land"). (Wiktionary)