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ˈæl bi ənal·bion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Albionnoun

    archaic name for England or Great Britain; used poetically


  1. Albionnoun

    The ancient name for England (or sometimes, the British Isles), now only used poetically.

  2. Albionnoun

    Any of several small towns in the United States.

  3. Albionnoun


  4. Albionnoun

    Any of several places in the United States: A city, the county seat of Edwards County, Illinois. A city, the county seat of Boone County, Nebraska. A village, the county seat of Orleans County, New York. A census-designated place in Mendocino County, California, United States.

  5. Albionnoun

    West Bromwich Albion Football Club, a football team from West Bromwich

    The Reds laid siege to the Albion goal throughout, with Jordan Henderson striking the underside of the bar and Dirk Kuyt the inside of the post.

  6. Etymology: Ancient Gallo-Latin name for Britain, Albiōn (Middle Welsh Albbu, Old Irish Albu), is from Proto-Celtic *Albiū, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *albʰós ("white"), whence also Latin albus ("white") and Ancient Greek ἀλφός (alphós, " whiteness, white leprosy"). The primary meaning of Common Celtic word is "upper world" (as opposed to underworld), with semasiological development similar to e.g. Russian свет (svet, " world; light").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Albionnoun

    an ancient name of England, still retained in poetry

  2. Etymology: [Prob. from the same root as Gael. alp a height or hill. It may have been bestowed on the land lying behind the white cliffs visible from the coast of Gaul. Albany, the old name of Scotland, means probably the hilly land. I. Taylor.]


  1. Albion

    Albion is the oldest known name of the island of Great Britain. Today, it is still sometimes used poetically to refer to the island. The name for Scotland in the Celtic languages is related to Albion: Alba in Scottish Gaelic, Albain in Irish, Nalbin in Manx and Alban in Welsh/Cornish/Breton. These names were later Latinised as Albania and Anglicised as Albany, which were once alternative names for Scotland. New Albion and Albionoria were briefly suggested as possible names of Canada during the period of the Canadian Confederation.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Albion

    a white cliff, the ancient name of Great Britain.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. albion

    An early name of England, from the whiteness of the eastern coast cliffs.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Albion

    The name given to Britain by the Romans on account of its (albus) white cliffs, as approached from the sea.

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  1. albino

  2. alboin

  3. oliban

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Albion in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Albion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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