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ˈdɛv ənDe·von

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Devon, Devonshirenoun

    a county in southwestern England

  2. Devonnoun

    red dual-purpose cattle of English origin


  1. Devonnoun

    One of a breed of hardy cattle originating in Devon, England.

  2. Devonnoun

    A county of England bordered by Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, the Bristol Channel and the English Channel.

  3. Devonnoun

    Any of a number of places in US and Canada.

  4. Devonnoun

    derived from the place name, or a variant of Devin.

  5. Devonnoun

    of modern American usage, derived from the place name.

  6. devonnoun

    A type of processed meat sausage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Devonnoun

    one of a breed of hardy cattle originating in the country of Devon, England. Those of pure blood have a deep red color. The small, longhorned variety, called North Devons, is distinguished by the superiority of its working oxen


  1. Devon

    Devon is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south. It is a part of South West England, and bounded by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the northeast, and Dorset to the east. The City of Exeter is the county town; seven other districts of East Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge, and West Devon are under the jurisdiction of Devon County Council; Plymouth and Torbay are each a part of Devon but administered as unitary authorities. Combined as a ceremonial county, Devon's area is 6,707 km², and its population is about 1.1 million. Devon has its historical origins in classical antiquity and derives its name from Dumnonia, which, during the British Iron Age and Roman Britain, was the homeland of the Dumnonii Celts. The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain resulted in the partial assimilation of Dumnonia into the Kingdom of Wessex during the eighth and ninth centuries, resulting in emigration of some Celts to Cornwall and Domnonee. Devon was constituted as a shire of the Kingdom of England thereafter, with the River Tamar forming the western boundary with Cornwall as set by King Æthelstan in 936.²

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Devon

    After a Celtic tribe, the Damnonii.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Devon in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Devon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Devon in a Sentence

  1. Devon Broglie:

    ( iStock) MODERATE DRINKERS STILL AT HIGHER RISK FOR CANCER, EARLY DEATH, ALCOHOL STUDY CLAIMS This decision was reportedly at least partially inspired by a story recently shared by Tahiirah Habibi, the founder of Hue Society, which works to bring diversity to wine culture. Shediscussed her experience taking a two-day exam to become part of the Court of Master Sommeliers with the newspaper. Habibi said she was told to address the instructors as master, which made her uncomfortable due to the historical weight of the title. While she passed the first round, she did not return for the remainder. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP According to The New York Times, Devon Broglie, the chairman of the courts board of directors, said that The Court of Master Sommeliers was learning the ways in which our words might create an unwelcoming environment for our students and candidates. In this instance, it was hearing the story of Tahiirah Habibi that brought so clearly and deeply into focus how hurtful our words can be, however unintentional.

  2. Chief Executive Dave Hager:

    With the highly accretive sale of Access, Devon's divestiture program is now complete with proceeds totaling $ 3.2 billion, surpassing the top end of our $ 2 billion to $ 3 billion guidance range.

  3. Dave Hager:

    If commodity prices remain low, Devon has significant balance sheet strength to withstand an extended downturn.

  4. Doug Kass:

    With the stocks down so big, (it) seems to be an intermediate opportunity in the group, i'm trying to stick with Exxon, Chevron, Devon, the ones with rock-solid balance sheets. I'm not buying stocks down 16 to 17 percent, the secondary and tertiary companies.

  5. Nadia Thomas:

    There were more Black people at the protest than I've ever seen in the whole time that I've lived in Devon.

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