Definitions for Erieˈɪər i

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  1. Erie(noun)

    a member of an Iroquoian people formerly living on the south shore of Lake Erie in northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania and western New York

  2. Lake Erie, Erie(noun)

    the 4th largest of the Great Lakes; it is linked to the Hudson River by the New York State Barge Canal

  3. Erie(noun)

    a port city on Lake Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania

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  1. Erie(ProperNoun)

    One of the Great Lakes of North America

  2. Erie(ProperNoun)

    A city in Pennsylvania

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  1. Erie

    Erie is a city located in northwestern Pennsylvania in the United States. Named for the lake and the Native American tribe that resided along its southern shore, Erie is the state's fourth-largest city, with a population of 102,000. Erie's Metropolitan Area consists of approximately 280,000 residents and an Urbanized Area population of approximately 195,000. The city is the seat of government for Erie County. Erie is the principal city of the Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Erie is near Buffalo, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Once teeming with heavy industry, Erie's manufacturing sector remains prominent in the local economy, though service industries, healthcare, higher education, and tourism are emerging as greater economic drivers. Millions visit Erie for recreation at Presque Isle State Park, as well as attractions like casino and horse racetrack named for the state park. Erie is known as the Flagship City because of its status as the home port of Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship Niagara. The city has also been called the Gem City because of the "sparkling" lake. Erie won the All-America City Award in 1972.


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