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ˈmɛr ə ləndMa·ry·land

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Maryland, Old Line State, Free State, MDnoun

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

  2. Marylandnoun

    one of the British colonies that formed the United States


  1. Marylandnoun

    A Capital: Annapolis.

  2. Etymology: Named after the Queen Consort of England, Henrietta Maria of France.


  1. Maryland

    Maryland is a U.S. state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east. Maryland was the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution, and has three occasionally used nicknames: the Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. Maryland is one of the smallest states in terms of area, but it remains one of the most populous as well as one of the most densely populated states of the United States. The state's largest city is Baltimore, and its capital is Annapolis. Although the state is officially claimed to be named after Queen Henrietta Maria, many historians believe Maryland was named after Mary, the mother of Jesus by George Calvert, prior to his death in 1632. The original intent may never be known. Maryland has the highest median household income, making it the wealthiest state in the nation. Ethnically, Marylanders are chiefly of German, Irish or African-American ancestry.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Maryland

    a State of the American Union, occupying the basin of the Potomac and of Chesapeake Bay, with Pennsylvania on the N., Delaware on the E., and the Virginias on the W. and S.; has a much indented coast-line affording great facilities for navigation; the soil is throughout fertile; on the level coast plains tobacco and fruit, chiefly peaches, are grown; in the undulating central land wheat; the mountains in the W. are well wooded with pine; there are coal-mines in the W., copper and chrome in the midland, and extensive marble quarries; the shad and herring fisheries are valuable; the manufactures of clothing stuffs, flour, tobacco, and beer are extensive; the climate of Maryland is temperate and genial; education is free, and advanced; the John Hopkins University is in Baltimore; there is a State college in every county, and schools for blind, deaf, and feeble-minded children; colonisation began in 1634, and a policy of religious toleration and peace with the Indians led to prosperity; the State was active in the War of Independence, and remained with the North in the Civil War; the capital is Annapolis (8), but the largest city is Baltimore (434), a great wheat-shipping port and centre of industry; Cumberland (13) has brick and cement works, and Hagerstown (10) has machine, farm implement, and furniture factories.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. maryland

    One of the thirteen original States of the United States, and one of the Central Atlantic States. Maryland was first settled in 1631, by a party from Virginia, and in 1632 by a colony of Roman Catholic gentry from England, under a grant to the second Lord Baltimore, when it received its present name in honor of the English queen, Henrietta Maria. From 1642 to 1645 the Virginian and English colonies were at perpetual warfare, and the governor of the English colony, Philip Calvert, was obliged to leave, but in 1646 he returned, the rebellion having ended. Maryland took a prominent part in the two French wars, the Revolution, and the war of 1812-14, when it was twice invaded by the British, who were gallantly repulsed from North Point, near Baltimore, September 13, 1814, although they had gained a temporary triumph a few weeks before at Bladensburg. In the war of 1861-66, its sympathies were with the South, and the first blood of the war was shed in Baltimore, several Massachusetts volunteers having been killed on their way to Washington. The State was the scene of several battles during the civil war, and suffered greatly from the contending armies. Maryland was organized as a State in 1776.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Maryland

    The name given by Lord Baltimore to the colony founded by him, in honour of Henrietta Maria, queen of Charles I.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maryland in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maryland in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Maryland in a Sentence

  1. Ben Cardin:

    The presidenthas some inherent( constitutional) power, but as Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin consulted with usby notice on this attack, it's incumbent upon him to consult with Congress. And if there is goingto be use of force in a continuing basis, he needs the authorization of Congress.

  2. Lindsey Graham:

    Under ObamaCare, four states get 40 percent of the money : New York, California, Massachusetts, and Maryland, my block grant approach takes the money that we spend here in Washington, sends it back to the states in a more equitable fashion.

  3. Mac Love:

    Mac Love has dedicated Jacob Blakes life to public service for unprivileged communities throughout Maryland and the nation. Any claims of racial bias or any sort of hate are categorically unfounded. Mac Love merely suggested on Mac Love private social media account, on Mac Love own time, that perhaps the nation should not cast immediate judgment on Kyle Rittenhouse before the court of law renders a decision.

  4. Darryl Barnes:

    It is clear that Delegate Lisanti is unsuited to continue in a position of leadership in the Maryland General Assembly, we have been receiving calls for her resignation, removal of subcommittee chairmanship, and to be censured on the House floor.

  5. Larry Hogan:

    I'm watching with great interest all of this talk, i'm flattered people are saying that and including me in those discussions. My focus, my plan right now is to stay here for four years and do the best job I can in Maryland, but I've said,' You never say never.' Who knows what's going to happen.

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