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 South(noun)

    the largest city in Alabama; located in northeastern Alabama

  2. Birmingham, Brummagem(noun)

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


  1. Birmingham(ProperNoun)

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

  2. Birmingham(ProperNoun)

    A city in Alabama, United States.

  3. Birmingham(ProperNoun)

    A city in Michigan, United States.


  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.

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

How to pronounce Birmingham?

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  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. Dafne Schippers:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith:

    In my heart, I believe that Birmingham Police is alive, and we are going to press forward in hopes that Birmingham Police is. It is my hope and prayer that we are able to bring Birmingham Police back home to Birmingham Police family safely.

  4. Steve Emerson:

    In Britain, it's not just no-go zones, there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don't go in.

  5. Steven Taylor:

    We’ve not seen a lot of quality Democratic candidates for Senate because Sen. [Richard] Shelby and Sen. Sessions, they were so strongly ensconced in their positions that the Democratic nominee was most often a more fringe candidate and not taken very seriously, jones doesn’t fall in that category – he has a background as a prosecutor, he has linkage to Civil Rights prosecution for the bombers in Birmingham. This makes him a more serious and significant candidate.

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