Definitions for walesweɪlz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a division of the United Kingdom, in SW Great Britain. 2,886,400; 8018 sq. mi. (20,768 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Medieval, Cambria.
Wales, Cymru, Cambria(noun)
one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria
One of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom
Origin: From walhaz, probably from Latin Volcae.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
one of three divisions of Great Britain; is 135 m. in length and from 37 to 95 m. in breadth, and bounded on the NW. and S. by the sea; it is divided into 12 counties, of which 6 form North Wales and 6 South Wales; is a mountainous country, intersected by beautiful valleys, which are traversed by a number of streams; it is largely agricultural; has mines of coal and iron, lead and copper, as well as large slate-quarries, which are extensively wrought; the Church of England is the church established, but the majority of the people are Nonconformists; it is represented in Parliament by 30 members; the natives are Celts, and the native language Celtic, which is still the language of a goodly number of the people.