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[nawr-thuhm-ber-luh nd] /nɔrˈθʌm bər lənd/
a county in NE England. 1943 sq. mi. (5030 sq. km). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I found them far more difficult to instruct in bombing than the Northumberland miners.

    Q.6.a and Other places Francis Buckley
  • Northumberland and Holland were alone in wishing to avert a dissolution.

    Browning's England Helen Archibald Clarke
  • He could imagine the dismalness of Hampton, when contrasted with the brightness of Northumberland.

    In Her Own Right John Reed Scott
  • The Earl of Northumberland was at this time the principal minister of the young king.

    Queen Elizabeth Jacob Abbott
  • Northumberland, Raleigh's fellow-prisoner, after fifteen years' captivity, was released this year.

    Bacon Richard William Church
  • The duke of Northumberland was the first who experienced her savage resentment.

  • She had asked whether she should imitate Northumberland and nominate the members of the House of Commons.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • On Monday Northumberland made another effort to move forward.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor W. Llewelyn Williams.
British Dictionary definitions for Northumberland


the northernmost county of England, on the North Sea; became a unitary authority in 2009: hilly in the north (the Cheviots) and west (the Pennines), with many Roman remains, notably Hadrian's Wall; shipbuilding, coal mining. Administrative centre: Morpeth. Pop: 310 600 (2007 est). Area: 5032 sq km (1943 sq miles) Northd


1st Duke of, title of John Dudley. 1502–53, English statesman and soldier, who governed England (1549–53) during the minority of Edward VI. His attempt (1553) to gain the throne for his daughter-in-law, Lady Jane Grey, led to his execution
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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