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ˈkɔrn wɔl; esp. Brit. -wəlCorn·wall

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cornwallnoun

    a hilly county in southwestern England

Wiktionary

  1. Cornwallnoun

    A maritime county of England, forming its south-western extremity, bordered by Devon in the east.

    Etymology: cornovii + walh

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  1. Cornwall

    Cornwall is a unitary authority and ceremonial county of England, within the United Kingdom. Cornwall is a peninsula bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by the county of Devon, over the River Tamar. Cornwall has a population of 536,000 and covers an area of 3,563 km². The administrative centre, and only city in Cornwall, is Truro. Cornwall forms the westernmost part of the south-west peninsula of the island of Great Britain, and a large part of the Cornubian batholith is within Cornwall. This area was first inhabited in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods. It continued to be occupied by Neolithic and then Bronze Age peoples, and later by Brythons with distinctive cultural relations to neighbouring Wales and Brittany. There is little evidence that Roman rule was effective west of Exeter and few Roman remains have been found. Cornwall was the home of a division of the Dumnonii tribe – whose tribal centre was in the modern county of Devon – known as the Cornovii, separated from the Brythons of Wales after the Battle of Deorham, often coming into conflict with the expanding English kingdom of Wessex before King Athelstan in AD 936 set the boundary between English and Cornish at the Tamar. From the early Middle Ages, British language and culture was apparently shared by Brythons trading across both sides of the Channel, evidenced by the corresponding high medieval Breton kingdoms of Domnonee and Cornouaille and the Celtic Christianity common to both territories.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cornwall

    a county in the SW. extremity of England, forming a peninsula between the English and the Bristol Channels, with a rugged surface and a rocky coast, indented all round with more or less deep bays inclosed between high headlands; its wealth lies not in the soil, but under it in its mines, and in the pilchard, mackerel, and other fisheries along its stormy shores; the county town is Bodmin (5), the largest Penzance (12), and the mining centre Truro (11).

Etymology and Origins

  1. Cornwall

    Pursuant to the Saxon Wahl, the horn of land peopled by foreigners.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cornwall in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cornwall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Cornwall in a Sentence

  1. Richard Williams:

    There are many ex-graduates who came from Camborne, actually trained at South Crofty, and now ply their trade around the world, but many of them still live in Cornwall and I'm sure many of them would like to come back and work at South Crofty rather than travel internationally.

  2. Richard Williams:

    In our minds, this is Brexit-proof, one of the points that we put forward to Cornwall council and the UK, in particular, is that you can't move a tin deposit.

  3. Georgia Hull:

    She can’t chew, and she’s eating mashed up foods and drinking through a straw. But we’re getting there. they are absolutely amazing and we can’t manage without them, she said. It saved an awful lot of time for us that day in getting her to hospital. We’ve got a lot of fundraising going on for the air ambulance as a result of this. The guy who drove Georgia from the track to meet the air ambulance, he has had a long beard for 20 years and at the Royal Cornwall Show he is shaving it off to raise funds.

  4. Clarence House:

    The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus.

  5. Mark Camp:

    It would be great to see [ a revival ] happen, cornwall now is relying on tourism for a lot of its income. So it would be great to see the mining come back.

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