Definitions for Birminghamˈbɜr mɪŋ əm for 1 ; ˈbɜr mɪŋˌhæm for 2

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Bir•ming•hamˈbɜr mɪŋ əm for 1 ; ˈbɜr mɪŋˌhæm for 2(n.)

  1. a city in West Midlands, in central England. 1,084,600.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. a city in central Alabama. 258,543.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Birmingham, Pittsburgh of the South(noun)

    the largest city in Alabama; located in northeastern Alabama

  2. Birmingham, Brummagem(noun)

    a city in central England; 2nd largest English city and an important industrial and transportation center

Wiktionary

  1. Birmingham(ProperNoun)

    A city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England.

  2. Birmingham(ProperNoun)

    A city in Alabama, United States.

  3. Birmingham(ProperNoun)

    A city in Michigan, United States.

Freebase

  1. Birmingham

    Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. It is the most populous British city outside the capital London with 1,074,300 residents, an increase of 96,000 over the previous decade. The city lies at the heart of the West Midlands conurbation, the second most populous urban area in the United Kingdom with a population of 2,284,093. Its metropolitan area is also the United Kingdom's second most populous with 3,683,000 residents. A medium-sized market town during the medieval period, Birmingham grew to international prominence in the 18th century at the heart of the Midlands Enlightenment and subsequent Industrial Revolution, which saw the town at the forefront of worldwide developments in science, technology and economic organisation, producing a series of innovations that laid many of the foundations of modern industrial society. By 1791 it was being hailed as "the first manufacturing town in the world". Birmingham's distinctive economic profile, with thousands of small workshops practising a wide variety of specialised and highly-skilled trades, encouraged exceptional levels of creativity and innovation and provided a diverse and resilient economic base for industrial prosperity that was to last into the final quarter of the 20th century. Its resulting high level of social mobility also fostered a culture of broad-based political radicalism, that under leaders from Thomas Attwood to Joseph Chamberlain was to give it a political influence unparalleled in Britain outside London and a pivotal role in the development of British democracy.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Birmingham

    in the NW. of Warwickshire, 112 m. NW. of London by rail; is the chief town of the Midlands, and celebrated all over the world for its metal ware. All kinds of engines and machinery, fine gold, silver, copper, and brass ware, cutlery and ammunition are made here; steel pens, buttons, nails, and screws are specialties. It is a picturesque town with many fine buildings, libraries, art gallery and museums, educational institutions, a cathedral, and a great town-hall, where the triennial musical festival is held. Of this town Burne-Jones was a native, and Priestley, George Dawson, and Dale were dissenting ministers.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Birmingham' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3121

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Birmingham' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1883

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