What does Delaware mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Delaware, Delaware River(noun)

    a river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware Bay

  2. Delaware(noun)

    a member of an Algonquian people formerly living in New Jersey and New York and parts of Delaware and Pennsylvania

  3. Delaware(noun)

    one of the British colonies that formed the United States

  4. Delaware, Diamond State, First State, DE(noun)

    a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies

  5. Delaware(noun)

    the Algonquian language spoken by the Delaware


  1. Delaware(n.)

    one of the thirteen original states of the United States of America.


  1. Delaware(Noun)

    A member of the Delaware people.

  2. Delaware(Noun)

    An American variety of grape, with compact bunches of small, sweet, amber-colored berries.

  3. Delaware(ProperNoun)

    An indigenous Native American people.

  4. Delaware(ProperNoun)

    The Algonquian languages of these people.

  5. Delaware(ProperNoun)

    A river that arises in the Catskill mountains.

  6. Delaware(ProperNoun)

    A Capital: Dover.

  7. Origin: Derived from the name of Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delaware(noun)

    an American grape, with compact bunches of small, amber-colored berries, sweet and of a good flavor


  1. Delaware

    Delaware is a U.S. state located on the Atlantic Coast in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is bordered to the south and west by Maryland, to the northeast by New Jersey, and to the north by Pennsylvania. The state takes its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia's first colonial governor, after whom what is now called Cape Henlopen was originally named. Delaware is located in the northeastern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula and is the second smallest, the sixth least populous, but the sixth most densely populated of the fifty United States. Delaware is divided into three counties. From north to south, these three counties are New Castle, Kent, and Sussex. While the southern two counties have historically been predominantly agricultural, New Castle County has been more industrialized. Before its coastline was explored by Europeans in the 16th century, Delaware was inhabited by several groups of Native Americans, including the Lenape in the north and Nanticoke in the south. It was initially colonized by Dutch traders at Zwaanendael, located near the present town of Lewes, in 1631. Delaware was one of the 13 colonies participating in the American Revolution and on December 7, 1787, became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby becoming known as The First State.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Delaware

    one of the Atlantic and original States of the American Union, as well as the smallest of them; the soil is rather poor, but porcelain clay abounds.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. delaware

    One of the Middle States of the United States, and one of the original thirteen. It derives its name (as do the Delaware River and Bay and Delaware Indians) from Thomas West, lord de la Warr, who visited the bay in 1610, and died on his vessel at its mouth. It was first settled by the Swedes and Dutch, but came into possession of the English in 1664, and formed part of the grant to William Penn in 1682. In 1701 it was separated from Pennsylvania, though subject to the same governor down to the period of the Revolution, to the success of which it contributed its full share, and for the maintenance of the results of which it has ever been a zealous advocate.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Delaware

    After the Governor of Virginia, Thomas West, Lord Delaware, who died on board his vessel while visiting the bay in 1610.

How to pronounce Delaware?

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How to say Delaware in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Delaware in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Delaware in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Delaware in a Sentence

  1. Ken Paxton:

    Delaware has our money.

  2. Joel Friedlander:

    Maybe Delaware law under-enforces the conduct of bankers.

  3. Hugh Ray:

    Houston is way less expensive than Delaware and New York.

  4. Bev Laing:

    Delaware was a microcosm of the nation -- an industrial north and an agrarian south.

  5. Anthony Eber:

    I don't think I've seen any in Delaware, i see some Guinean [drivers], but no Somali drivers.

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