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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sussexnoun

    a county in southern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo-Saxon kingdom that was captured by Wessex in the 9th century


  1. Sussexnoun

    A maritime county in the south-east of England (now divided into east- and west-), bordered by Surrey, Kent, Hampshire and the English Channel.


  1. Sussex

    Sussex, from the Old English Sūþsēaxe, is an historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. Clockwise, it is bounded to the west by Hampshire; north by Surrey, north-east by Kent, south by the English Channel and is divided for local government into West Sussex and East Sussex and the city of Brighton and Hove. Brighton and Hove was created as a unitary authority in 1997, and was granted City status in 2000. Until then, Chichester had been Sussex's only city. Sussex has three main geographic sub-regions, each orientated approximately east to west. In the south-west of the county lies the fertile and densely populated coastal plain. North of this lie the rolling chalk hills of the South Downs, beyond which lies the well-wooded Sussex Weald. The name 'Sussex' derives from the Kingdom of Sussex, founded by Ælle of Sussex in 477 AD, which in 825 was absorbed into the kingdom of Wessex and the later kingdom of England. The region's roots go back further to the location of some of Europe's earliest hominid finds at Boxgrove. Sussex has been a key location for England's major invasions, including the Roman invasion of Britain and the Battle of Hastings.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sussex

    a S. maritime county of England, fronts the English Channel between Hampshire (W.) and Kent (E.), with Surrey on its northern border; is traversed E. and W. by the South Downs, which afford splendid pasturage for half a million sheep, and terminates in Beachy Head; in the N. lies the wide, fertile, and richly-wooded plain of the Weald; chief rivers are the Arun, Adur, Ouse, and Rother, of no great size; is a fine agricultural county, more than two-thirds of its area being under cultivation; was the scene of Cæsar's landing (55 B.C.), of Ælla's, the leader of the South Saxons (whence the name Sussex), and of William the Conqueror's (1066); throughout the country are interesting antiquities; largest town, Brighton; county town, Lewes.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. sussex

    A maritime county in the south of England. Ælla and his sons were the first Saxons who landed on the Sussex coast, 477. They assaulted and captured Wittering, near Chichester, spreading afterwards through the vast Andredsleas with fire and sword, and finally establishing the South-Sexe, or Sussex kingdom. The sea-board of Sussex suffered terribly from the ravages of the Danish jarls. Within its limits was fought (October 14, 1066) the memorable battle which overthrew the Saxon dynasty, and eventually resulted in that union of Saxon solidity and Norman enterprise now recognized as distinctive of the English character. See Lewes for important battle in 1264. The French fleet, under D’Annebaut, made an attack on Brighton in 1545, and landed a body of troops, who were stoutly resisted by the natives, and compelled to retire. In 1643, the Parliamentarian forces, under Sir William Waller, besieged Chichester, which after ten days surrendered. The same leader, later in the year, beleaguered Arundel Castle for seventeen days, and reduced it to a heap of ruins. For naval combat off the Sussex coast, see Beachy Head.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Sussex

    The territory of the Suth-seaxe, or South Saxons, under the Heptarchy.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Sussex' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2530

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sussex in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sussex in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Sussex in a Sentence

  1. Prince Harry and Meghan:

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby, their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private.

  2. Nick Bullen:

    Brand Sussex is a global brand and could end up making an absolute fortune, from public speaking to Meghan reinventing her lifestyle blog, to merchandising or brand endorsements.

  3. Meghan Markle:

    Baby Sussex magic ! Its really amazing. I have the two best guys in the world, so Im really happy, hes already got a bit of facial hair as well.

  4. Charles Kidd:

    They’re quite limited in the titles that are available. The Duke of Sussex is the frontrunner without any doubt.

  5. Limpho Nteko:

    It was such an honor to meet the Duchess of Sussex in person and share with her the incredible and important work that we do as mothers2mothers, it was an opportunity to shine a light on the impact we have had and the lives we have changed but also to highlight the hard work that still lies ahead to ensure that we create a generation that is healthy and free from HIV.

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