Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A constituent country of the United Kingdom comprising the northern part of the island of Great Britain as well as the Hebrides, Shetland Islands, and Orkney Islands. Inhabited by Picts in prehistoric times, the region was invaded but never conquered by the Romans and split into a variety of small kingdoms after the fifth century A.D. In the ninth century most of Scotland was unified into one kingdom, but conflicts with the English to the south soon erupted, leading to a series of bloody wars. When Mary Queen of Scots's son James VI succeeded to the English throne in 1603, the two kingdoms were united. Scotland became a part of the kingdom of Great Britain by a parliamentary act of 1707. Edinburgh is the capital and Glasgow the largest city. Population: 5,120,000.

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  • proper n. A country in northwest Europe to the north of England and forming part of the United Kingdom.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts

Etymologies

From Middle English, from Old English Scotland ("Ireland", later also "Scotland", literally "land of the Scots"), equivalent to Scot +‎ land. Based on Latin word Scotus meaning Gael. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • The Comrades aint run scotland wih an iron grip for close to 80 years without being good at some things, Labour in Scotland is a business remember - an ailing one, but it will fight for its shareholder's perks and privillages with a tenacity.

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  • EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND Another new herb blogger is Pille, an Estonian living in Scotland, who writes the great blog Nami-Nami.

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  • How wonderful then, in the light of a few years, that a fugitive slave from America, bearing one of the most powerful names in Scotland should lean against the pillars of the _Free Church of Scotland_, and meet and vanquish its brightest and ablest teachers (the friends of slavery, unfortunately), Doctors Cunningham and Candlish!

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  • _Transactions of the Antiquarian Society of Scotland_, vol.ii. p. 350., there are "Observations on the Norwegian Expedition against Scotland in the year 1263," by John Dillon, Esq.; and at pp. 363-4, when speaking of the annular eclipse, he says:

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  • Brown, P. Hume, _Scotland in the Time of Queen Mary_; a study of social conditions, not politics or persons, in Scotland; inferentially, useful to the student of English social conditions.

    England under the Tudors

  • Devonshire as "Duffy and the Devil" in Hunt's _Romances and Drolls of the West of England_, 239-47; in Scotland two variants are given by Chambers, _Popular Rhymes of Scotland_, under the title

    English Fairy Tales

  • In Scotland the few that have been collected by Mr Robert Chambers [_Popular Rhymes of Scotland_ (Ed. 1847).] are as good in tone and keeping as anything of the kind in the whole range of such popular collections.

    Popular Tales from the Norse

  • SCOTLAND, UK - The way in which Scotland tackles animal disease outbreaks is being reviewed to ensure the country maintains its position as a quality meat producer at home and abroad.

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  • EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 19: Art student Phillipa Henley stands with a cast titled 'Smugglerius' at Edinburgh College of Art in Edinburgh on January 19, 2010 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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