Romney
I. noun Etymology: Romney Marsh, pasture tract in England Date: 1837 any of a British breed of hardy long-wooled sheep especially adapted to damp or marshy regions and raised for both mutton and wool — called also Romney Marsh II. biographical name George 1734-1802 English painter

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  • Romney — bezeichnet Personen und Orte: Personen Cyril Romney (1931–2007), Chief Minister der Britischen Jungferninseln George Romney (1734–1802), britischer Maler George W. Romney (1907–1995), Präsident der American Motors Corp.; Gouverneur von Michigan;… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Romney — Romney, WV U.S. city in West Virginia Population (2000): 1940 Housing Units (2000): 974 Land area (2000): 0.917575 sq. miles (2.376508 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.917575 sq. miles (2.376508 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Romney — Romney, New R. (spr. nju römmnĕ), Stadt in der engl. Grafsch. Kent, einer der Cinque Ports (Fünfhäfen), jetzt 2 kim vom Kanal entfernt, (1901) 1327 E.; Romney Marsh, Wiesenland, 250 qkm, 6505 E …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Romney — (spr. rómmni), George, engl. Maler, geb. 15. Dez. 1734 in Dalton le Furneß, gest. 15. Nov. 1802 in Kendal, war Schüler eines exzentrischen Malers, Christopher Steele, kam 1762 nach London und schwang sich hier bald zu einem ebenbürtigen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Romney —   [ rɔmnɪ], George, englischer Maler, * Dalton in Furness (County Cumbria) 15. 12. 1734, ✝ Kendal (County Cumbria) 15. 11. 1802; ging 1762 nach London, wo er als Maler eleganter Porträts in klassizistischer Auffassung neben J. Reynolds und T.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Romney — [rum′nē, räm′nē] George 1734 1802; Eng. painter …   English World dictionary

  • Romney — The name Romney might refer to:PeopleBritish Commonwealth*Cyril Romney (1931 ndash;2007), Chief Minister of the British Virgin Islands from 1983 to 1986 *George Romney (painter) (1734 ndash;1802), English portrait painter *John Romney (1785–1863) …   Wikipedia

  • Romney — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Romney désigne les villes américaines suivantes : Romney, Indiana Romney, Pennsylvanie Romney, Texas Romney, Virginie Occidentale Romney peut… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Romney — /rom nee, rum /, n. 1. George, 1734 1802, English painter. 2. George, born 1907, U.S. businessman and politician: governor of Michigan 1963 69. 3. former name of New Romney. 4. a male given name. /rom nee, rum /, n. one of an English breed of… …   Universalium

  • Romney — This interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is lcoational from a place so called in Kent, which was originally the name of a river. The first element seems to be derived from the Old English pre 7th Century rum , spacious, but its… …   Surnames reference

  • romney — ˈrämnē noun or romney marsh Etymology: from Romney Marsh, coastal pasture tract in southwestern England 1. usually capitalized R & sometimes capitalized M : a British breed of hardy long wooled mutton type sheep especially adapted to damp or… …   Useful english dictionary

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