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Kent

[kent] /kɛnt/
noun
1.
James, 1763–1847, U.S. jurist.
2.
Rockwell
[rok-wel,, -wuh l] /ˈrɒkˌwɛl,, -wəl/ (Show IPA),
1882–1971, U.S. illustrator and painter.
3.
William, 1685–1748, English painter, architect, and landscape gardener.
4.
a county in SE England. 1442 sq. mi. (3735 sq. km).
5.
an ancient English kingdom in SE Great Britain.
6.
a city in NE Ohio.
7.
a town in central Washington.
8.
a male given name: from the Old English name of a county in England.
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British Dictionary definitions for j kent

kent

/kɛnt/
verb
1.
a past tense and past participle of ken

Kent1

/kɛnt/
noun
1.
a county of SE England, on the English Channel: the first part of Great Britain to be colonized by the Romans; one of the seven kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England until absorbed by Wessex in the 9th century ad. Apart from the Downs it is mostly low-lying and agricultural, specializing in fruit and hops. The Medway towns of Rochester and Gillingham became an independent unitary authority in 1998. Administrative centre: Maidstone. Pop (excluding Medway): 1 348 800 (2003 est). Area (excluding Medway): 3526 sq km (1361 sq miles)

Kent2

/kɛnt/
noun
1.
William. ?1685–1748, English architect, landscape gardener, and interior designer
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Word Origin and History for j kent

Kent

Old English, from Latin Canticum, Greek Kantion (51 B.C.E.), an ancient Celtic name often explained as "coastal district," but possibly "land of the hosts or armies." Related: Kentish.

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