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England definition

Overview

This page has 14 definitions of England with English translations in 7 languages. England is a proper noun. Also define these 13 related words and terms: Great Britain, Wales, Scotland, constituent country, United Kingdom, law, surname, offensive, England, Western Europe, British Isles, archipelago, and Ireland.

English England definition

Etymology

From Middle English Engeland, Engelond, Englelond, from Old English Engla land (land of the Angles), from genitive of Engle (the Angles) + land (land).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪŋɡlənd/, (non-standard) /ˈɪŋɡələnd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɪŋɡlənd/, (also) /ˈɪŋlənd/
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  • Hyphenation: Eng‧land

Proper noun

England (usually uncountable, plural Englands)

  1. The region of the island of Great Britain which is to the east of Wales and the south of Scotland; one of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom.
  2. (obsolete, law) England (sense 1) and Wales.
  3. A habitational surname, from Old English.
  4. (nonstandard, sometimes offensive) The United Kingdom.

Usage notes

  • Outside the UK, and even sometimes in England itself (especially historically; less often now), the term England often refers to the UK as a whole. This use is often considered offensive, especially by residents of the other constituent countries of the UK.
  • Prior to the Welsh Language Act 1967, references to England in UK legislation included Wales.

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Danish England definition

Proper noun

England

  1. England

German England definition

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Proper noun

England n (genitive Englands)

  1. England (a constituent country of the United Kingdom)
  2. (somewhat informal) Great Britain (an island in Western Europe)
  3. (somewhat informal) United Kingdom (a country in Western Europe)
  4. (informal, proscribed) the British Isles (an archipelago in Western Europe, including Ireland)

Usage notes

  • In formal usage, England referring to Great Britain or the United Kingdom is now very rare.
  • In common speech, England continues to be the most common word for the two respective entities as a whole. It is, however, now uncommon to use England when referring specifically to a place or incident in Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland. In such a case, the respective word would normally be used (Schottland, Wales, Nordirland).
  • The usage including the Republic of Ireland, which is sometimes heard, is conspicuously nonstandard.

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Icelandic England definition

Etymology

From Old Norse Ęngland.

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Proper noun

England n

  1. England

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Luxembourgish England definition

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈæŋˌlant/, [ˈæŋˌlɑnt]

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England n

  1. England

Norwegian Bokmål England definition

Proper noun

England

  1. England

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Norwegian Nynorsk England definition

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛŋlɑn/, /ˈɛŋlɑnd/

Proper noun

England

  1. England

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Swedish England definition

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Proper noun

England n (genitive Englands)

  1. England