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[pen-zans] /pɛnˈzæns/
a seaport in SW Cornwall, in the SW extremity of England: resort. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It would be noted at the Land's End and telegraphed to Penzance.

    The Pillar of Light Louis Tracy
  • The musical-box had burst into selections from The Pirates of Penzance.

    Stingaree E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • Penzance is reached from Paddington in 8½ hours and Newquay in half-an-hour less.

    Cornwall Sabine Baring-Gould
  • She, probably, not knowing what has happened to us, will stand on to Penzance.

  • As the wind was south-west, we sailed straight for Penzance.

  • The crew of the tugboat bailed out the derelict and towed her to Penzance.

    The Pillar of Light Louis Tracy
  • Mr. Penzance was filled with delight, and saturated with the atmosphere of New York.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Penzance is on the south, and faces the English Channel on the south.

    The Air Pirate Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Other officials were there, but near Stanhope was a tall elderly man, unknown, and certainly a stranger in Penzance.

    The Pillar of Light Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for Penzance


a town in SW England, in SW Cornwall: the westernmost town in England; resort and fishing port. Pop: 20 255 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Penzance

place in Cornwall, Pensans (late 13c.), literally "Holy Headland," from Cornish penn "head" + sans "holy."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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