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ˈbɔl təˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊrBal·ti·more

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Baltimore(noun)

    the largest city in Maryland; a major seaport and industrial center


  1. Baltimore(ProperNoun)

    A city in central Maryland, USA

    Etymology: Named after Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore. The first Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland.


  1. Baltimore

    Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland and the 24th largest city in the country. It is located in the central area of the state along the tidal portion of the Patapsco River, an arm of the Chesapeake Bay. The independent city is often referred to as Baltimore City to distinguish it from surrounding Baltimore County. Founded in 1729, Baltimore is the second largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic United States and is situated closer to Midwestern markets than any other major seaport on the East Coast. Baltimore's Inner Harbor was once the second leading port of entry for immigrants to the United States and a major manufacturing center. After a decline in manufacturing, Baltimore shifted to a service-oriented economy, with the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University serving as the city's top two employers. At 621,342 as of July 1, 2012, the population of Baltimore increased by 1,100 residents over the previous year ending over six decades of population loss since its peak in 1950. The Baltimore Metropolitan Area has grown steadily to approximately 2.7 million residents in 2010; the 20th largest in the country. Baltimore is also a principal city in the larger Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area of approximately 8.4 million residents.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Baltimore

    bal′tim-ōr, n. a finch-like perching bird of the starling family, very common in North America, called also Baltimore oriole, Fire-bird, &c. [From Lord Baltimore, whose livery was orange and black—its colour.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Baltimore

    the metropolis of Maryland, on an arm of Chesapeake Bay, 250 m. from the Atlantic; is picturesquely situated; not quite so regular in design as most American cities, but noted for its fine architecture and its public monuments. It is the seat of the John Hopkins University. The industries are varied and extensive, including textiles, flour, tobacco, iron, and steel. The staple trade is in bread-stuffs; the exports, grain, flour, and tobacco.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. baltimore

    The chief city in Maryland, situated at the head of navigation on the Patapsco River; it was founded in 1729. On September 12, 1814, the British army under Col. Ross advanced against this place. He was killed in a skirmish, and the command was assumed by Col. Brooke, who attacked and routed the American army, which lost 600 killed and wounded, and 300 prisoners. The projected attack on the town was, however, abandoned.

  2. baltimore

    (Ireland). A decayed town; early in the 17th century, the Algerine pirates plundered the town, carrying away 200 prisoners.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Baltimore

    After Lord Baltimore, the founder of the neighbouring state of Maryland.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Baltimore in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Baltimore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Baltimore in a Sentence

  1. Deborah Birx:

    There are cities that are lagging behind and we have new increases in Miami, New Orleans, Las Vegas, San Jose, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Columbus, and Baltimore, so we're tracking this very closely.

  2. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake:

    I think we saw a lot more of what Baltimore is about, we saw people coming together to reclaim our city, to clean our city and to help heal our city. I think this can be our defining moment.

  3. John Nolte:

    The failure of these policies in Baltimore State has nothing to do with the color of the skin of those implementing them, democrats had free rein in Baltimore State for going on 50 years. Nothing has stopped them from implementing their policies. The result is a total and complete failure.

  4. Richard Shipley:

    We thank this hard-working jury for their service to the public, their quest for justice, their personal sacrifice of their time and effort. We are not at all upset with them, neither should the public be upset. They did the best that they could, we are hopeful that( Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn) Mosby will retry William Porter as soon as possible, and that Attorney Marilyn next jury will reach a verdict. Once again, we ask the public to remain calm and patient, because we are confident there will be another trial with a different jury. We are calm ; you should be calm, too.

  5. Larry Hogan:

    Look, people have the right to protest and express their frustration, but Baltimore city families deserve peace and safety in their community, and these acts of violence and destruction of property cannot and will not be tolerated.

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    an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    • A. embark
    • B. distinguish
    • C. doom
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