Definitions

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.

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  • 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

Etymologies

From Old English Engles land ("land of the Angles"), from genitive of Engle ("the Angles") + land ("land"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Also he is in the critically acclaimed ''This is england'' about the movement of the skinheads in the 80's in England and many other things great great actor i expect a lot from him.

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  • 'Mothers,' 'Wives,' 'Maids,' and 'Daughters' of England has another work in press, entitled '_The Grandmothers of England_.'

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  • "I am on my way to England for reasons partly personal" (I think this hints at a hope not altogether dead, which had been his close companion through his two years of absence), "partly connected with the interests of my Bagdad friends, _and my imagination is in England_."

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  • In the last year of his life he began again on the early history of England, working at a pace which would have been astonishing even in a man of robust health, and he completed in the short period of eleven months the brilliant volume called _The Making of England_.

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  • D. Innes, _History of England and the British Empire_, Vol. III (1914), ch. vii-ix, xi; C.G. Robertson, _England under the Hanoverians_

    A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.

  • England: H.O. Wakeman, _An Introduction to the H.story of the Church of England_, 5th ed. (1898), ch. xviii, xix; J.H. O.erton and Frederic

    A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.

  • _Theory of Poetry in England_, which aims at giving us a representative selection of the theoretical things which were said in England about poetry between the time of Elizabeth and the time of Victoria, makes one wonder at the barrenness of men's thoughts about so fruitful a world as that of the poets.

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  • But it will astound any lawyer to learn that the subsequent escape of these same prisoners from Holland to England could be reasonably regarded as a guidance by Miss Cavell of these soldiers _to England_.

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  • EDWARD I., who lived and died in England, as it is represented in No. 322 -- the _field, chequée or and azure_, being for De Dreux; the _canton ermine_ for Brittany; and the _bordure, gules charged with golden lions of England_, representing the royal Shield of England, and showing the close connection existing between the Earl of Richmond and his

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