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[ing-gluh nd or, often, -luh nd] /ˈɪŋ glənd or, often, -lənd/
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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
  • Homeless about homeless people and homelessness in England.
  • Even the home guard were trained in guerrilla warfare in the case of invasion of England.
  • Philippa is the only character in the series who comes from the south of England.
  • It was decided to abandon it, and to return everyone to England.
  • Beads of amber occur with anglosaxon relics in the south of England.
  • The story appeared in an extra bearing the dateline somewhere over new England.
British Dictionary definitions for England


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) See United Kingdom, Great Britain
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Word Origin and History for England

Old English Engla land, literally "the land of the Angles" (see English (n.1)), used alongside Angelcynn "the English race," which, with other forms, shows Anglo-Saxon persistence in thinking in terms of tribes before place. By late Old English times both words had come to be used with a clear sense of place; a Dane, Canute, is first to call himself "King of England." The loss of one of the duplicate syllables is a case of haplology.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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England in Culture

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.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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