What does Birmingham mean?

Definitions for Birmingham
ˈbɜr mɪŋ əm for 1 ; ˈbɜr mɪŋˌhæm for 2birm·ing·ham

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Birmingham, Pittsburgh of the Southnoun

    the largest city in Alabama; located in northeastern Alabama

  2. Birmingham, Brummagemnoun

    a city in central England; 2nd largest English city and an important industrial and transportation center

Wiktionary

  1. Birminghamnoun

    A city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England.

  2. Birminghamnoun

    A city in Alabama, United States.

  3. Birminghamnoun

    A city in Michigan, United States.

Wikipedia

  1. Birmingham

    Birmingham ( (listen) BUR-ming-əm) is a city and metropolitan borough in the metropolitan county of West Midlands in England. It is the second-largest city in the United Kingdom with a population of 1.145 million in the city proper, 2.92 million in the West Midlands metropolitan county, and approximately 4.3 million in the wider metropolitan area. It is the largest UK metropolitan area outside of London. Birmingham is known as the second city of the United Kingdom.Located in the West Midlands region of England, approximately 100 miles (160 km) from London, Birmingham is considered to be the social, cultural, financial and commercial centre of the Midlands. Distinctively, Birmingham only has small rivers flowing through it, mainly the River Tame and its tributaries River Rea and River Cole – one of the closest main rivers is the Severn, approximately 20 miles (32 km) west of the city centre. Historically a market town in Warwickshire in the medieval period, Birmingham grew during the 18th century during the Midlands Enlightenment and during the Industrial Revolution, which saw advances in science, technology and economic development, producing a series of innovations that laid many of the foundations of modern industrial society. By 1791, it was being hailed as "the first manufacturing town in the world". Birmingham's distinctive economic profile, with thousands of small workshops practising a wide variety of specialised and highly skilled trades, encouraged exceptional levels of creativity and innovation; this provided an economic base for prosperity that was to last into the final quarter of the 20th century. The Watt steam engine was invented in Birmingham.The resulting high level of social mobility also fostered a culture of political radicalism which, under leaders from Thomas Attwood to Joseph Chamberlain, was to give it a political influence unparalleled in Britain outside London and a pivotal role in the development of British democracy. From the summer of 1940 to the spring of 1943, Birmingham was bombed heavily by the German Luftwaffe in what is known as the Birmingham Blitz. The damage done to the city's infrastructure, in addition to a deliberate policy of demolition and new building by planners, led to extensive urban regeneration in subsequent decades. Birmingham's economy is now dominated by the service sector. The city is a major international commercial centre and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub. Its metropolitan economy is the second-largest in the United Kingdom with a GDP of $121.1bn (2014). Its five universities, including the University of Birmingham, make it the largest centre of higher education in the country outside London. Birmingham's major cultural institutions – the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Library of Birmingham and Barber Institute of Fine Arts – enjoy international reputations, and the city has vibrant and influential grassroots art, music, literary and culinary scenes. The city also successfully hosted the 2022 Commonwealth Games. In 2021, Birmingham was the third most visited city in the UK by people from foreign nations.

ChatGPT

  1. birmingham

    Birmingham is a major city in the West Midlands region of England. It is the second largest city in the UK, both by land area and population. Birmingham is known for its industrial heritage, cultural institutions, and vibrant music, arts, and culinary scenes. It's home to various iconic landmarks like the Bull Ring Shopping Centre, the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and the Symphony Hall. Its broader metropolitan area includes several towns and suburbs. The name can also refer to other cities around the world, notably Birmingham, Alabama, in the United States.

Wikidata

  1. Birmingham

    Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. It is the most populous British city outside the capital London with 1,074,300 residents, an increase of 96,000 over the previous decade. The city lies at the heart of the West Midlands conurbation, the second most populous urban area in the United Kingdom with a population of 2,284,093. Its metropolitan area is also the United Kingdom's second most populous with 3,683,000 residents. A medium-sized market town during the medieval period, Birmingham grew to international prominence in the 18th century at the heart of the Midlands Enlightenment and subsequent Industrial Revolution, which saw the town at the forefront of worldwide developments in science, technology and economic organisation, producing a series of innovations that laid many of the foundations of modern industrial society. By 1791 it was being hailed as "the first manufacturing town in the world". Birmingham's distinctive economic profile, with thousands of small workshops practising a wide variety of specialised and highly-skilled trades, encouraged exceptional levels of creativity and innovation and provided a diverse and resilient economic base for industrial prosperity that was to last into the final quarter of the 20th century. Its resulting high level of social mobility also fostered a culture of broad-based political radicalism, that under leaders from Thomas Attwood to Joseph Chamberlain was to give it a political influence unparalleled in Britain outside London and a pivotal role in the development of British democracy.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Birmingham

    in the NW. of Warwickshire, 112 m. NW. of London by rail; is the chief town of the Midlands, and celebrated all over the world for its metal ware. All kinds of engines and machinery, fine gold, silver, copper, and brass ware, cutlery and ammunition are made here; steel pens, buttons, nails, and screws are specialties. It is a picturesque town with many fine buildings, libraries, art gallery and museums, educational institutions, a cathedral, and a great town-hall, where the triennial musical festival is held. Of this town Burne-Jones was a native, and Priestley, George Dawson, and Dale were dissenting ministers.

Rap Dictionary

  1. birmingham

    Birmingham, Alabama, USA (also called the "Magic City" or "B'Ham") is the largest city in the state of Alabama and is known for its struggles during the civil rights era. Birmingham is one of the most African-American populated cities in the country and is also one of the top 10 most dangerous cities in America, according to Morgan Quitno Press.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Birmingham

    Called Bremenium by the Romans and Birmingeham in Domesday Book. This being so, it cannot be corrupted from “Broom-place town,” as some authors say.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BIRMINGHAM

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Birmingham is ranked #5297 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Birmingham surname appeared 6,577 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Birmingham.

    84.9% or 5,586 total occurrences were White.
    8.7% or 578 total occurrences were Black.
    3.5% or 234 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 99 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 40 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 40 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Birmingham' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3121

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Birmingham' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1883

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Birmingham in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Birmingham in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Birmingham in a Sentence

  1. Jacki Jones:

    I'm a good cook, we originally from Birmingham (Alabama), so you know I have to be a good cook. But I'm just tired of it. We're getting bug crazy a bit. We had to get out.

  2. Birmingham Airport:

    The shared goal is to develop Birmingham Airport's connectivity to benefit both the region and the UK as a whole.

  3. Randall Woodfin:

    Birmingham, this is not us, this is not who we are. This is not how we taught the world how to protest.

  4. Angela Davis:

    The trip to Birmingham, where I was born and raised, to receive the Fred Shuttlesworth Award, was certain to be the highlight of my year, especially since I knew Rev. Shuttlesworth personally.

  5. Louise Martin:

    The CGF and the entire Commonwealth Sport Movement are delighted India has confirmed their intent to participate at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games... following a useful and constructive CGF visit to India in November, we felt confident and reassured that the athletes and sports community of India places huge value and importance on Commonwealth Games.

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