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Definitions for Halifax
ˈhæl əˌfækshal·i·fax

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Halifaxnoun

    provincial capital and largest city of Nova Scotia


  1. Halifaxnoun

    An industrial town in Yorkshire England, 20km south-east of Leeds

  2. Halifaxnoun

    Capital city of Nova Scotia, Canada.

  3. Etymology: Halifax is believed to be a descendant of haligfeax. The town is said to have received the name from the fact that the hair of a murdered virgin was hung up on a tree in the neighborhood, which became a resort of pilgrims. Compare also Fairfax.


  1. halifax

    Halifax is the capital city of the province of Nova Scotia, located on the eastern coast of Canada. Known for its rich history, it is a major economic center with a large concentration of government services and private sector companies. It is also noted for its high standard of living and impressive cultural scene. The name "Halifax" is typically used to refer to the entire Halifax Regional Municipality, which is an amalgamation of four municipal entities.


  1. Halifax

    Halifax is a minster town, within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England. It has an urban area population of 82,056 in the 2001 Census. It is well known as a centre of England's woollen manufacture from the 15th century onward, originally dealing through the Halifax Piece Hall. Halifax is known for its Mackintosh chocolate and toffee, the Halifax bank, and the nearby Shibden Hall.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Halifax

    1, a prosperous manufacturing town (90), in the West Riding of Yorkshire, situated amid surrounding hills on the Hebble, 43 m. SW. of York; the staple industries are carpet and worsted manufacturing, the carpet works being the largest in the world; cotton, merinos, and damasks are also woven and dyed. 2, capital (39), of Nova Scotia; the naval and military head-quarters of the British in North America, and the chief port in East Canada; is situated near the head of Chebucto Bay, which forms a magnificent harbour; a citadel and masked batteries defend the town; it is an important railway and shipping terminus and coaling station; its gravingdock is the largest in America; it is the seat of Dalhousie University.

Editors Contribution

  1. halifax

    Home of the gibbet. An early and crude version of the guillotine adopted by the French for their revolution.

    Submitted by anonymous on January 2, 2019  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Halifax

    A corruption of the Saxon “Haligfock,” from halig, holy, and fock, people. For what reason the inhabitants of this place were considered more saintly than people elsewhere local tradition does not say. Halifax in Nova Scotia was named, on the foundation of the city in 1749, by the Hon. Edward Cornwallis, after the Earl of Halifax.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Halifax is ranked #104156 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Halifax surname appeared 172 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Halifax.

    95.3% or 164 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Halifax in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Halifax in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Halifax in a Sentence

  1. Kelly Jackson:

    The 18-month-old child coughed up some water and was transported to the hospital as a precaution but he was ok. Following the incident, the family installed a fence equipped with a locked door that goes to the pool. Kelly Jackson recalled hugging and thanking her daughter for her help. I hugged her, I cried and I still thank her every day, because honestly, in that matter, two seconds makes a huge difference. Following the heroic act, Halifax Mayor Mayor Mike Savage and Councilor Tony Mancini honored Lexie Comeau-Jackson on Wednesday with a special award, Global News reported.

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