a county in S Wales. 531 sq. mi. (1376 sq. km). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gwent

Historical Examples of gwent

  • The first part of the campaign of Evesham was carried out in Gwent.

    Medival Wales

    A. G. Little

  • Now, this is precisely what is described in the Domesday Survey of Gwent.

  • Fernvail, or Farinmail, appears to have been king of Gwent or Monmouth.

  • And so I came back to Gwent as to Avalon; there to heal me of my grievous wounds.

    Far Off Things

    Arthur Machen

  • The poem is an invocation to summer, to shed its blessings over the country of Gwent.

British Dictionary definitions for gwent



a former county of SE Wales: formed in 1974 from most of Monmouthshire and part of Breconshire; replaced in 1996 by Monmouthshire and the county boroughs of Newport, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, and part of Caerphilly
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