[ing-gluh nd or, often, -luh nd] /ˈɪŋ glənd or, often, -lənd/
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)
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
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.
Note: The king or queen of England is the king or queen of the United Kingdom.
Note: The name England is often used to refer to all of Great Britain.
[eng-guh l] /ˈɛŋ gəl/ noun 1. Paul (Hamilton) 1908–91, U.S. poet and educator.
- Engler degrees
/ˈɛŋlə/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) a scale of measurement of viscosity based on the ratio of the time taken by a particular liquid to flow through a standard orifice to the time taken by water to flow through the same orifice
[eng-guh l-woo d] /ˈɛŋ gəlˌwʊd/ noun 1. a city in central Colorado. 2. a city in NE New Jersey. 3. a town in SW Ohio. 4. a town in W Florida.
- English billiards
noun a game played on a table with no pockets and three balls, a type of carom billiards Examples The game of English billiards is most popular in Britain and the former empire countries.