[ ruht-luhnd ]

  1. a city in W Vermont.

Words Nearby Rutland Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Rutland in a sentence

  • About the beginning of the seventeenth century a grievous affliction befell the Earl and Countess of Rutland's family.

  • Great Casterton, at the foot of the hill two and a quarter miles from Stamford, is in Rutland.

  • There is a washing tally in existence of this time belonging, I think, to the Duke of Rutland, which is very interesting.

    English Costume | Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • Blount had no sooner arisen and retired than she turned to the Duchess of Rutland.

    Kenilworth | Sir Walter Scott
  • The tower is of the Kelton stone, a very superior kind of freestone, of beautiful colour, from the county of Rutland.

British Dictionary definitions for Rutland


/ (ˈrʌtlənd) /

  1. an inland county of central England: the smallest of the historical English counties, it became part of Leicestershire in 1974 but was reinstated as an independent unitary authority in 1997: mainly agricultural. Administrative centre: Oakham. Pop: 35 700 (2003 est). Area: 394 sq km (152 sq miles)

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