Definition of Cumberland

1. Noun. English general; son of George II; fought unsuccessfully in the battle of Fontenoy (1721-1765).

2. Noun. A river that rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows westward through northern Tennessee to become a tributary of the Ohio River in southwestern Kentucky.
Exact synonyms: Cumberland River
Group relationships: Bluegrass State, Kentucky, Ky, Tennessee, Tn, Volunteer State
Generic synonyms: River

Definition of Cumberland

1. Proper noun. A maritime traditional county of England, bordered by Dumfries-shire, Roxburghshire, Northumberland, County Durham, Westmorland, Lancashire and the Irish Sea; part of Cumbria for administrative purposes. ¹

2. Proper noun. A city in Allegheny County, Maryland, USA. Cumberland, Maryland is the county seat of Allegheny County. ¹

3. Proper noun. A town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. ¹

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Cumberland River
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Literary usage of Cumberland

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"THE cumberland SOME names there are of telling sound, Whose vowelled ... cumberland! What need to tell how she was fought — The sinking flaming gun — The ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1857)
"It was collected by Mr. cumberland with much perseverance from persons then ... It was in the year 1807 that Mr. cumberland was informed by Sir Robert ..."

3. Bulletin by Tennessee Division of Geology, Geological Survey, Division of Geology, Tennessee (1913)
"The "Rockwood" formation outcrops in the foothills of cumberland Mountain, ... Its outcrop width is narrower toward cumberland Gap than farther southwest. ..."

4. The Political History of England by William Hunt, Reginald Lane Poole (1912)
"The result of the action which, had cumberland been a general of skill, he would have converted into a victory, was his precipitate retreat across the Elbe, ..."

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