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[kuhm-ber-luh nd] /ˈkʌm bər lənd/
a former county in NW England, now part of Cumbria.
a town in N Rhode Island.
a city in NW Maryland, on the Potomac River.
a river flowing W from SE Kentucky through N Tennessee into the Ohio River. 687 miles (1106 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But a small portion of the Cumberland lies above a plane of 2,000 feet.

  • I lost myself once in the Cumberland hills, and hardly got off with my life.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • The scenes are laid along the waters of the Cumberland, the lair of moonshiner and feudsman.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • They hailed him, and directed him to drive to Cumberland Hotel, Fitzroy.

    Australia Revenged Boomerang
  • The dinners and the receptions at Cumberland Place are her dinners and receptions.

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
  • The Cumberland Terrapin may be known by the red marking on each side of its head.

    Pathfinder Alan Douglas
  • Cumberland was many a wintry mile away, on the other side of the Potomac.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for Cumberland


(until 1974) a county of NW England, now part of Cumbria


Richard. 1631–1718, English theologian and moral philosopher; bishop of Peterborough (1691–1718)
William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, known as Butcher Cumberland. 1721–65, English soldier, younger son of George II, noted for his defeat of Charles Edward Stuart at Culloden (1746) and his subsequent ruthless destruction of Jacobite rebels
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Cumberland

Old English Cumbra land (945) "region of the Cymry" (see Cymric).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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