- the largest division of the United Kingdom, constituting, with Scotland and Wales, the island of Great Britain. 50,327 sq. mi. (130,347 sq. km) Capital: London.
Examples from the Web for england
Warm milk mixed with a spoonful of fireplace ashes seemed to also be popular among 19th century England.History's Craziest Hangover Cures
December 30, 2014
A few weeks after returning from England, I was trolling the dairy section and came across the Cotswold Double Gloucester.Biking With the Bard
December 28, 2014
Newton was born during a 150-year-period where England used a different calendar from the rest of Europe.
As a result, while Newton was born on December 25, 1642 in England, his birthday was January 4, 1643 everywhere else.
When he is awarded Player of the Match while competing for India in England, he is given champagne at the ceremony.The Story of the World’s Greatest Cricket Player
December 24, 2014
And jest when I was lookin' forward to luxury and palaces in England, and everything so grand!The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
This was her phrase for having entered on the dominions of England.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
Every rational luxury is to be procured in England by such an income.
"I am making the greatest minister England ever saw," was the reply.
England was in a condition of great political excitement and expectancy.
- the largest division of Great Britain, bordering on Scotland and Wales: unified in the mid-tenth century and conquered by the Normans in 1066; united with Wales in 1536 and Scotland in 1707; monarchy overthrown in 1649 but restored in 1660. Capital: London. Pop: 49 855 700 (2003 est). Area: 130 439 sq km (50 352 sq miles)See United Kingdom, Great Britain
Word Origin and History for england
Old English Engla land, literally "the land of the Angles" (see English (n.1)), used alongside Angelcynn "the English race," which, with other forms, shows Anglo-Saxon persistence in thinking in terms of tribes before place. By late Old English times both words had come to be used with a clear sense of place; a Dane, Canute, is first to call himself "King of England." The loss of one of the duplicate syllables is a case of haplology.
One of the countries of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. London, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester are in England.