Wales

noun
one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria
Syn: ↑Cymru, ↑Cambria
Derivationally related forms: ↑Cambrian (for: ↑Cambria)
Members of this Region:
Sealyham terrier, ↑Sealyham, ↑Annwfn, ↑Annwn, ↑Welsh, ↑Cymric, ↑Amaethon, ↑Arawn, ↑Arianrhod, ↑Arianrod, ↑Don, ↑Dylan, ↑Gwyn, ↑Llew Llaw Gyffes, ↑LLud, ↑Llyr, ↑Manawydan, ↑Manawyddan
Instance Hypernyms: ↑principality, ↑princedom
Member Meronyms: ↑Welshman, ↑Welsh, ↑Cambrian, ↑Cymry
Part Meronyms:

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\\ˈwālz, esp before pause or consonant -āəlz\ adjective
Usage: usually capitalized
Etymology: from Wales, peninsula on western part of the island of Great Britain
: of or from Wales : of the kind or style prevalent in Wales : welsh

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/waylz/, n.
a division of the United Kingdom, in SW Great Britain. 2,766,800; 8016 sq. mi. (20,760 sq. km). Medieval, Cambria.

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[wālz]
a principality of Great Britain and the United Kingdom, west of central England; pop. 2,798,000; capital, Cardiff. The Celtic inhabitants of Wales successfully maintained independence from the Anglo-Saxons who settled in England following the withdrawal of the Romans. Norman colonization from England began in the 12th century, and English control over the country was assured by Edward I's conquest 1277 - 84. Edward began the custom of making the English sovereign's eldest son Prince of Wales. Wales was formally brought into the English legal and parliamentary system by Henry VIII in 1536 but has retained a distinct cultural identity. In 1997, a referendum narrowly approved proposals for a Welsh assembly. Welsh name Cymru

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Wales [Wales] [weɪlz] [weɪlz]
a principality of Great Britain and the United Kingdom, to the west of central England

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