Northumberland

[ nawr-thuhm-ber-luhnd ]
/ nɔrˈθʌm bər lənd /

noun

a county in NE England. 1,943 sq. mi. (5,030 sq. km).

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British Dictionary definitions for Northumberland (1 of 2)

Northumberland1
/ (nɔːˈθʌmbələnd) /

noun

the northernmost county of England, on the North Sea; became a unitary authority in 2009: hilly in the north (the Cheviots) and west (the Pennines), with many Roman remains, notably Hadrian's Wall; shipbuilding, coal mining. Administrative centre: Morpeth. Pop: 310 600 (2007 est). Area: 5032 sq km (1943 sq miles)Abbreviation: Northd

British Dictionary definitions for Northumberland (2 of 2)

Northumberland2
/ (nɔːˈθʌmbələnd) /

noun

1st Duke of, title of John Dudley. 1502–53, English statesman and soldier, who governed England (1549–53) during the minority of Edward VI. His attempt (1553) to gain the throne for his daughter-in-law, Lady Jane Grey, led to his execution
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