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

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  • proper n. A modern county of England made up of the former counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and part of Lancashire.

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

  • 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


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