Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A principality of the United Kingdom west of England on the island of Great Britain. Incorporated with England since the Act of Union (1536), Wales has maintained its own distinct culture and a strong nationalist sentiment. Cardiff is the capital and the largest city.

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  • proper noun One of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom
  • proper noun A surname.

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

  • noun one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria

Etymologies

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From Proto-Germanic *walhaz (“foreigner”), probably from Latin Volcae.

Examples

  • They seem to be living in a fantasy world where the actions of their party in government in wales in supporting Labour are conveniently ignored at a local government or parliamentary level. people should not forget that the ONLY reason Labour are in power in Wales is becasue of the nationalists.

    Taxing by stealth.

  • Emyr Jones-Parry making interesting speeches is no real subsitute for the politicains of wales actaully engaging in a meaningful debate with the people of Wales.

    Assembly to Senedd

  • Well sitting here in my Valleys home ,enjoying a morning coffee and slice of organic toast - don't I sound like Sion Barry, scanning the blogs and comments on line ,listening to radio wales -there is a general election next week in Wales.

    election what election

  • Well sitting here in my Valleys home ,enjoying a morning coffee and slice of organic toast - don't I sound like Sion Barry, scanning the blogs and comments on line ,listening to radio wales -there is a general election next week in Wales.

    Archive 2007-04-22

  • The Archdeacon made the tour of Wales in 1188; the legend therefore which he records can boast of a good old age, but the tale itself is older than _The Itinerary through Wales_, for the writer informs us that the priest Elidorus, who affirmed that he had been in the country of the Fairies, talked in his old age to David II., bishop of St. David, of the event.

    Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales

  • Wales, as every reader of _Wild Wales_ will recall, but the Scots tour was meant to be a more formidable pilgrimage, and they went to Great

    George Borrow and His Circle Wherein May Be Found Many Hitherto Unpublished Letters Of Borrow And His Friends

  • I never had the slightest interest in the gipsies, but I always had a corner in my heart for Spain and Wales, and consequently _The Bible in Spain_ and _Wild Wales_ have always been favourite books.

    George Borrow and His Circle Wherein May Be Found Many Hitherto Unpublished Letters Of Borrow And His Friends

  • Borrow, it will be remembered, left Wales at Chepstow, as recorded in the hundred and ninth and final chapter of _Wild Wales_, 'where I purchased a first class ticket, and ensconcing myself in a comfortable carriage, was soon on my way to London, where I arrived at about four o'clock in the morning.'

    George Borrow and His Circle Wherein May Be Found Many Hitherto Unpublished Letters Of Borrow And His Friends

  • Johnson's tour to Wales, ii. 279, 281, 282, 284; v. 427: see _Journey into North Wales_;

    Life of Johnson, Volume 6 Addenda, index, dicta philosophi, etc.

  • Crusaders kick off Super League season - and their new life in North Wales North wales rugby: Bro Ffestiniog hit by injuries for Nant Conwy clash Six Nations rugby: Lee Byrne banned from Wales opener against England

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