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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. 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.

  2. Dave Hager:

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

  3. Kenny Pope:

    The Admiral Macbride pub at the Barbican in Plymouth, Devon where the ladies toilets were apparently built on the spot where the Pilgrim fathers left for America. ( Credit : SWNS) Florida resident Kenny Pope, whowas visiting Plymouth for a week, said Kenny Pope knew about the steps and the bathroom after doing some research. I knew there was a lot of damage from [ World War II ] and the bombing and I know that over 400 years a lot of things get moved around so it was not a shock.

  4. Trudi Spiller:

    Just before landing, Zac Rockey and Trudi Spiller frantically tried to warn beach-goers to move out of the way. ( SWNS) Losing height, Zac Rockey and his passenger, Trudi Spiller, eventually came to realize they would need to land on a stretch of Jacob’s Ladder Beach in Sidmouth, Devon, when the engine cut out altogether. He's looking out of the side of the plane and I started moving my arms telling people to get out of the way.

  5. 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.

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. aculeate
    • B. arbitrary
    • C. contagious
    • D. adscripted

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