Definitions for halifaxˈhæl əˌfæks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Hal•i•faxˈhæl əˌfæks(n.)

  1. the capital of Nova Scotia, in SE Canada. 114,455.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. a city in West Yorkshire, in N central England. 91,171.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Halifax(noun)

    provincial capital and largest city of Nova Scotia

Wiktionary

  1. Halifax(ProperNoun)

    An industrial town in Yorkshire England, 20km south-east of Leeds

  2. Halifax(ProperNoun)

    Capital city of Nova Scotia, Canada.

  3. Origin: Halifax is believed to be a descendant of haligfeax. The town is said to have received the name from the fact that the hair of a murdered virgin was hung up on a tree in the neighborhood, which became a resort of pilgrims. Compare also Fairfax.

Freebase

  1. Halifax

    Halifax is a minster town, within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England. It has an urban area population of 82,056 in the 2001 Census. It is well known as a centre of England's woollen manufacture from the 15th century onward, originally dealing through the Halifax Piece Hall. Halifax is known for its Mackintosh chocolate and toffee, the Halifax bank, and the nearby Shibden Hall.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Halifax

    1, a prosperous manufacturing town (90), in the West Riding of Yorkshire, situated amid surrounding hills on the Hebble, 43 m. SW. of York; the staple industries are carpet and worsted manufacturing, the carpet works being the largest in the world; cotton, merinos, and damasks are also woven and dyed. 2, capital (39), of Nova Scotia; the naval and military head-quarters of the British in North America, and the chief port in East Canada; is situated near the head of Chebucto Bay, which forms a magnificent harbour; a citadel and masked batteries defend the town; it is an important railway and shipping terminus and coaling station; its gravingdock is the largest in America; it is the seat of Dalhousie University.

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