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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.

Freebase

  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.

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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. Randall Woodfin:

    I am dismayed because this controversy might have been avoided entirely, had it been handled differently. I am dismayed because, as has been the case throughout Birmingham's history, people of good will behaved reflexively, rather than engaging in meaningful discourse over their differences and seeking common ground, throughout my life, I have been a person who tries to see and understand all reasonable points of view on any given issue. As mayor, I believe that quality is an essential part of my job, a means of encouraging interchange and forging the consensus necessary to arrive at fair and workable solutions to any issue or opportunity that confronts us as a city.

  2. Tom Osborne:

    I know people talk about how USC beat Alabama in Birmingham the year before we beat Alabama rather soundly in Miami, but I also know that our game in that Orange Bowl was a big factor that began to erode the color barriers even more in the South.

  3. Kehinde Andrews:

    These debates are not about rational thinking or evidence. People will probably put Birmingham City University into the context of Birmingham City University being historical and of Birmingham City University time, the royal family has a terrible record on race, but no incident has radically changed thinking before, so why would it now ?

  4. Dafne Schippers:

    The Birmingham Diamond League will be a good race to test myself early in the season and start the road to Rio.

  5. President Obama:

    In one afternoon 50 years ago, so much of our turbulent history -- the stain of slavery and anguish of civil war; the yoke of segregation and tyranny of Jim Crow; the death of four little girls in Birmingham, and the dream of a Baptist preacher -- met on this bridge.

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