What does England mean?

Definitions for England
ˈɪŋ glənd or, often, -ləndEng·land

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. England(noun)

    a division of the United Kingdom


  1. England(ProperNoun)

    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.

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


  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.

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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.

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

How to pronounce England?

  1. Alex
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  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. Gary Neville:

    This team have taken us to a place we never thought we'd ever imagine we'd get. England had never overachieved, but this team have in reaching the semi-final..., three weeks ago, there wasn't even a connection with the England football team. People looked upon it with some sort of despair. Now, everyone has loved the last three weeks and everyone can be proud of that.

  2. 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.

  3. Ringo Starr:

    Coming to America, was a most incredible moment in my life, we landed in New York. All the music I loved came from America, and we were weeks before like unknown, and we were worried. ‘Well they don't know us there. They knew us in Denmark. They knew us in England. They knew us in Spain.’.


    ***(c)(p)- living in a foreign land- for most.listen! some come to america, canada or england, hoping to make a living, but not knowing how long they will live-work (7)- or more jobs to make ends meet. helping those left behind in their homeland, western union, knows the stories of cash flow desperation. most never live long to enjoy their labors, for the stress and toils alone brings illnesses related to overwork- heart attacks, diabetes, pollution and death.you run from one fire and into the next- to what end I ask?

  5. Peter Guralnick:

    He had told Jerry Lee not to take Myra to England, but Jerry Lee is a person not prone to taking advice.

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  • 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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