Definitions for savannahsəˈvæn ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Sa•van•nahsəˈvæn ə(n.)

  1. a seaport in E Georgia, near the mouth of the Savannah River. 136,262.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. a river flowing SE from E Georgia along most of the boundary between Georgia and South Carolina and into the Atlantic. 314 mi. (505 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Savannah(noun)

    a port in eastern Georgia near the mouth of the Savannah river

  2. Savannah, Savannah River(noun)

    a river in South Carolina that flows southeast to the Atlantic

  3. savanna, savannah(noun)

    a flat grassland in tropical or subtropical regions

Wiktionary

  1. Savannah(Noun)

    A domestic cat breed.

  2. Savannah(ProperNoun)

    The name of a river and several cities in the United States.

  3. Savannah(ProperNoun)

    from the word savannah or from the place name; also spelled Savanna.

Freebase

  1. Savannah

    Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia, and the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733, the city of Savannah became the colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War, Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia's fifth-largest city and third-largest metropolitan area. Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors, who enjoy the city's architecture and historic buildings: the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the Georgia Historical Society, the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, the First African Baptist Church, Temple Mickve Israel, and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex. Savannah's downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District and 22 parklike squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States. Downtown Savannah largely retains the original town plan prescribed by founder James Oglethorpe. Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Savannah

    a name used chiefly in Florida and neighbouring States to designate the wide treeless plains of these parts; is practically an equivalent for "pampa," "prairie," &c.; comes from a Spanish word meaning "a sheet."

  2. Savannah

    a city and port of the United States, capital of Chatham County, Georgia, on the Savannah River, 18 m. from its mouth; well equipped with parks, electric light, handsome churches, government buildings, &c., an important naval stores station and second cotton port of the U.S., and has foundries, rice, flour, cotton, and paper-mills, &c.


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