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ˈbɔl təˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊrBal·ti·more

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Baltimorenoun

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


  1. Baltimorenoun

    A city in central Maryland, USA

  2. 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. Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis:

    This is exactly what Baltimore Police community expects a police officer to do when they see someone with a firearm, why this young man chose to flee on foot when he was approached by two Baltimore police officers, I don't know.

  2. Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams:

    The citizens of Baltimore are not monolithic, they think for themselves.

  3. Lieutenant Gene Ryan:

    I want to see the city and the Baltimore Police Department move forward in a positive way.

  4. Van Hollen:

    I think it makes sense for her to go visit Baltimore and get a firsthand look at the situation.

  5. Keith Smith:

    For anybody that's in Baltimore, be careful when we see these panhandlers out here, get in close proximity to your car. Because like me, I'm from Baltimore, the last thing I thought that they were gon na take my wife's life. And so now I got ta live with that. I got ta live with that every day.

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    involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    • A. dangerous
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