What does ENGLAND mean?

Definitions for ENGLAND
ˈɪŋ glənd or, often, -ləndeng·land

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Englandnoun

    a division of the United Kingdom

Wiktionary

  1. Englandnoun

    Part of the island of Great Britain next to Wales, to the south of Scotland. Now specified geopolitically as one of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom.

  2. Etymology: From Engles land, from genitive of Engle + land.

Wikipedia

  1. England

    England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to its west and Scotland to its north. The Irish Sea lies northwest and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. It is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Paleolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in the 10th century and has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world since the Age of Discovery, which began during the 15th century. The English language, the Anglican Church, and English law—the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world—developed in England, and the country's parliamentary system of government has been widely adopted by other nations. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the world's first industrialised nation.England's terrain is chiefly low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there is upland and mountainous terrain in the north (for example, the Lake District and Pennines) and in the west (for example, Dartmoor and the Shropshire Hills). The capital is London, which has the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom. England's population of 56.3 million comprises 84% of the population of the United Kingdom, largely concentrated around London, the South East, and conurbations in the Midlands, the North West, the North East, and Yorkshire, which each developed as major industrial regions during the 19th century.The Kingdom of England – which after 1535 included Wales – ceased being a separate sovereign state on 1 May 1707, when the Acts of Union put into effect the terms agreed in the Treaty of Union the previous year, resulting in a political union with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland (through another Act of Union) to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

ChatGPT

  1. england

    England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom, sharing land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. It is the largest country within the UK in terms of population and land area and is primarily located on the island of Great Britain. Its capital and largest city is London. England is known for its significant cultural, historical, political, and economic influence worldwide, and it has major contributions in areas such as language, law, education, arts, and sciences.

Wikidata

  1. England

    England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. The Irish Sea lies north west of England, whilst the Celtic Sea lies to the south west. The North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separate it from continental Europe. Most of England comprises the central and southern part of the island of Great Britain which lies in the North Atlantic. The country also includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly, and the Isle of Wight. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but it takes its name from the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in 927 AD, and since the Age of Discovery, which began during the 15th century, has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world. The English language, the Anglican Church, and English law - the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world - developed in England, and the country's parliamentary system of government has been widely adopted by other nations. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the world's first industrialised nation.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. England

    the "predominant partner" of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, comprises along with Wales the southern, and by far the greater, portion of Great Britain, the largest of the European islands; it is separated from the Continent on the E. and S. by the North Sea and English Channel, and from Ireland on the W. by St. George's Channel, while Scotland forms its N. boundary; its greatest length N. and S. is 430 m., and greatest breadth (including Wales) 370. It is of an irregular triangular shape; has a long and highly-developed coast-line (1800 m.); is divided into 40 counties (with Wales 52); has numerous rivers with navigable estuaries, while transit is facilitated by a network of railways and canals; save the highlands in the N., and the Pennine Range running into Derby, England is composed (if we except the mountainland of Wales) of undulating plains, 80 per cent, of which is arable; while coal and iron are found in abundance, and copper, lead, zinc, and tin in lesser quantities; in the extent and variety of its textile factories, and in the production of machinery and other hardware goods, England is without an equal; the climate is mild and moist, and affected by draughts; but for the Gulf Stream, whose waters wash its western shores, it would probably resemble that of Labrador. Under a limited monarchy and a widely embracing franchise, the people of England enjoy an unrivalled political freedom. Since Henry VIII.'s time, the national religion has been an established Protestantism, but all forms are tolerated. In 1896 education was made free. The name England is derived from Engle-land, or land of the Angles, a Teutonic people who, with kindred Saxons and Jutes, came over from the mainland in the 5th century, and took possession of the island, driving Britons and Celts before them. Admixtures to the stock took place during the 11th century through the Danish and Norman conquests. E. annexed Wales in 1284, and was united with Scotland under one crown in 1603, and under one Parliament in 1707.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. england

    The southern and larger division of the island of Great Britain, and the principal member of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It was so named, it is said, by Egbert, first king of the English, in a general council held at Winchester, 829. It was united with Wales, 1283; with Scotland in 1603; and Ireland was incorporated with them, January 1, 1801. For previous history, see Britain; and for further details of battles, etc., see separate articles.

Editors Contribution

  1. ENGLANDnoun

    Country of Meadows; Meadow Land.

    Etymology: Old Norsk (Norwegian): ENG = Meadow; LAND = Country


    Submitted by barriesolvie on March 7, 2022  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. England

    In the time of Alfred the Great our country was styled Engaland, or the land of the Engles or Angles, who came over from Jutland.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ENGLAND

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, England is ranked #1174 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The England surname appeared 29,926 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 10 would have the surname England.

    88.9% or 26,607 total occurrences were White.
    5.2% or 1,580 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 712 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 584 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 299 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 144 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ENGLAND' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #366

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ENGLAND' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1273

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ENGLAND in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ENGLAND in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ENGLAND in a Sentence

  1. Janice McAfee:

    Even though he was born in England, America was his home, he came there when he was a child. He had his first girlfriend there, his first case, you know, his first job. He made his first millions there and he wanted to be there. But, you know, politics just wouldn’t allow for that to happen.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror.

  3. Gareth Southgate:

    England fans were singing the whole game but once it started happening everyone was shushing each other so when [Raheem] Sterling and [Tyrone] Mings got on the ball we could hear, it was really strange because everyone was on their phones, trying to work out what was going on.

  4. Michael Keating:

    There's a feeling that Catalonia is what makes Spain, without Catalonia there is no Spain. Losing Catalonia would really be quite fatal, while Scotland is seen in England as ultimately dispensable.

  5. Jim Salge:

    If people give themselves a nice window in early October in the northern part of New England or mid - to late October in the southern part of New England, they ’ll be perfectly fine — this year or any year.

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  • barriesolvie
    From: William Barrie Griffiths. My view on the origin of the name for "England" is that an "Eng" in Norwegian is the word used to describe a "Green Meadow" or "Pasture land". Thus The Norse Vikings regarded "England" as the "Green Meadow or Pasture land" by comparison with their own mostly "Rocky" land. 6th March, 2022. 
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  • Richard Frisbee
    Richard Frisbee
    The name England has nothing to do with a tribe of "Angles from Denmark. Eng is a word for "the people" and of course lan or land completes the unified word after the migration to Britian. The English language is most akin to a west Germanic language used by Friscia and Saxony. The pronouciation over time of "Ang les" founded the myth of a little unknown tribe of Angles or fisherman. But after hundreds of years, the anglo took hold and has stayed ever since. 
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