England

[ing-gluhnd or, often, -luhnd]
noun
the largest division of the United Kingdom, constituting, with Scotland and Wales, the island of Great Britain. 50,327 sq. mi. (130,347 sq. km) Capital: London.
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England (ˈɪŋɡlənd)
 
n
United Kingdom See Great Britain the largest division of Great Britain, bordering on Scotland and Wales: unified in the mid-tenth century and conquered by the Normans in 1066; united with Wales in 1536 and Scotland in 1707; monarchy overthrown in 1649 but restored in 1660. Capital: London. Pop: 49 855 700 (2003 est). Area: 130 439 sq km (50 352 sq miles)

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England
O.E. Engla land, lit. "the land of the Angles" (see English).
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England definition


One of the countries of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. London, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester are in England.

Note: The king or queen of England is the king or queen of the United Kingdom.
Note: The name England is often used to refer to all of Great Britain.
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Example sentences for England
Blue grey is a type of beef cattle popular in the north of england.
These traditional craft were still operating around the south and east coasts
  of england.
This placed him in the highest level of aristocratic new england.
Lectures on the industrial revolution of the eighteenth century in england.
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