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- (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈɪŋɡlənd/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɪŋɡlɪ̈nd/
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- Hyphenation: Eng‧land
- The region of the island of Great Britain which is to the east of Wales and the south of Scotland; one of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom.
- A habitational surname.
- (nonstandard, sometimes offensive) The United Kingdom.
- Outside the UK, and even sometimes in England itself (especially historically; less often now), the term England often refers to the UK as a whole. This use is sometimes considered offensive, especially by residents of the other constituent countries of the UK.
England n (genitive Englands)
- (somewhat informal) Great Britain
- (somewhat informal) United Kingdom
- (informal, proscribed) the British Isles (including the Republic of Ireland)
- In formal usage, England referring to Great Britain or the United Kingdom is now very rare.
- In common speech, England continues to be the most common word for the two respective entities as a whole because the synonyms Großbritannien and Vereinigtes Königreich are very long. It is, however, now uncommon to use England when referring specifically to a place or incident in Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland. In this case, the respective word would be used (Schottland, Wales, Nordirland).
- The usage including the Republic of Ireland, which is sometimes heard, is regarded as unthinking or illiterate.
Old Norse Ęngland.
declension of England