cumberland river

Cumberland

[kuhm-ber-luhnd]
noun
1.
a former county in NW England, now part of Cumbria.
2.
a town in N Rhode Island.
3.
a city in NW Maryland, on the Potomac River.
4.
a river flowing W from SE Kentucky through N Tennessee into the Ohio River. 687 miles (1106 km) long.
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Cumberland1 (ˈkʌmbələnd)
 
n
(until 1974) a county of NW England, now part of Cumbria

Cumberland2 (ˈkʌmbələnd)
 
n
1.  Richard. 1631--1718, English theologian and moral philosopher; bishop of Peterborough (1691--1718)
2.  William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, known as Butcher Cumberland. 1721--65, English soldier, younger son of George II, noted for his defeat of Charles Edward Stuart at Culloden (1746) and his subsequent ruthless destruction of Jacobite rebels

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Cumberland
O.E. Cumbra land (945) "region of the Cymry" (see Cymric).
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