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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪŋɡlənd/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɪŋ(ɡ)lənd/
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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.
Terms derived from England
region of Great Britain
Most common English words before 1923: hold · cause · close · #419: England · sense · ten · beautiful
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. 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.
- Engelland (archaic)
- (Great Britain): Großbritannien, GB
- (United Kingdom): Vereinigtes Königreich, VK
declension of England