- 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.
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Examples from the Web for cumberland
The journey began well, as Washington managed to collect some rent from war-ravaged tenants in Cumberland.Washington’s Wheeler-Dealer Patriotism
October 31, 2014
Separated from Frederick for 13 years, George II clearly favoured his second son, William, Duke of Cumberland.How To Be a King, Circa 1749
February 27, 2014
One woman, Linda Krone of Cumberland, Maryland held a sign proclaiming: “Next time . . . elect an American.”Party Like It’s 2010—Tea Partiers Rally With Glenn Beck And Against IRS
June 20, 2013
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
The scenes are laid along the waters of the Cumberland, the lair of moonshiner and feudsman.The Harbor
They hailed him, and directed him to drive to Cumberland Hotel, Fitzroy.Australia Revenged
The dinners and the receptions at Cumberland Place are her dinners and receptions.A Great Man
- (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
Word Origin and History for cumberland
Old English Cumbra land (945) "region of the Cymry" (see Cymric).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper