England

geographical name
En·​gland | \ ˈiŋ-glənd How to pronounce England (audio) , ˈiŋ-lənd How to pronounce England (audio) \

Definition of England

or Late Latin Anglia \ ˈaŋ-​glē-​ə How to pronounce Anglia (audio) \ country of southern Great Britain; a division of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; capital London area 50,333 square miles (130,362 square kilometers), population 53,012,456

Note: The English is the most commonly used collective term for the people of England. Englander and Englisher refer to a native or inhabitant of England, but especially when the gender is known, Englishman and Englishwoman are much more commonly used.

More from Merriam-Webster on England

Nglish: Translation of England for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of England for Arabic Speakers

Comments on England

What made you want to look up England? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by turns or indirection

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!