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Webster 1828 Edition


England

ENGLAND

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Noun.
[See English.]

Definition 2021


England

England

English

Proper noun

England

  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. A habitational surname.
  3. (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 sometimes considered offensive, especially by residents of the other constituent countries of the UK.

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Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: hold · cause · close · #419: England · sense · ten · beautiful

Danish

Proper noun

England

  1. England

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛŋlant/

Proper noun

England n (genitive Englands)

  1. England
  2. (somewhat informal) Great Britain
  3. (somewhat informal) United Kingdom
  4. (informal, proscribed) the British Isles (including the Republic of 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 this case, the respective word would be used (Schottland, Wales, Nordirland).
  • The usage including the Republic of Ireland, which is sometimes heard, is regarded as unthinking or illiterate.

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Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse Ęngland.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈeiŋ.lant/

Proper noun

England n

  1. England

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Luxembourgish

Proper noun

England n

  1. England

Norwegian Bokmål

Proper noun

England

  1. England

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Proper noun

England

  1. England

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Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛŋland/

Noun

England

  1. England