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ˈnæʃ vɪlnash·ville

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nashville, capital of Tennesseenoun

    capital of the state of Tennessee; located in the north central part of the state on the Cumberland River; known for country music


  1. Nashvillenoun

    The capital and second largest city of Tennessee, known as the center of the country music industry.

  2. Nashvillenoun

    The country music industry.


  1. Nashville

    Nashville is the capital city of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the seat of Davidson County. With a population of 689,447 at the 2020 U.S. census, Nashville is the most populous city in the state, 21st most-populous city in the U.S., and the fourth most populous city in the southeastern U.S. Located on the Cumberland River, the city is the center of the Nashville metropolitan area, which is one of the fastest growing in the nation.Named for Francis Nash, a general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, the city was founded in 1779. The city grew quickly due to its strategic location as a port on the Cumberland River and, in the 19th century, a railroad center. Nashville seceded with Tennessee during the American Civil War; in 1862 it was the first state capital in the Confederacy to be taken by Union forces. After the war, the city reclaimed its position and developed a manufacturing base. Since 1963, Nashville has had a consolidated city-county government, which includes six smaller municipalities in a two-tier system. The city is governed by a mayor, a vice-mayor, and a 40-member metropolitan council; 35 of the members are elected from single-member districts, while the other five are elected at-large. Reflecting the city's position in state government, Nashville is home to the Tennessee Supreme Court's courthouse for Middle Tennessee, one of the state's three divisions. Nashville is considered a global city type "Gamma" by the GaWC as of 2020. A major center for the music industry, especially country music, Nashville is commonly known as "Music City". It is home to three major professional sports teams, the Predators, Titans, and Nashville SC. Nashville is also home to numerous colleges and universities, including Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Fisk University, Trevecca Nazarene University, and Lipscomb University. Nashville is sometimes referred to as the "Athens of the South" due to the large number of educational institutions. The city is also a major center for the healthcare, publishing, banking, automotive, technology, and transportation industries. Entities with headquarters in the city include AllianceBernstein, Asurion, Bridgestone Americas, Captain D's, Hospital Corporation of America, LifeWay Christian Resources, Logan's Roadhouse, and Ryman Hospitality Properties.


  1. nashville

    Nashville is the capital city of the U.S. state of Tennessee, known for being the center of the country music industry. It's often referred to as "Music City" due to its legendary music venues including the Grand Ole Opry House, Country Music Hall of Fame, and Johnny Cash Museum. It is also a major hub for healthcare, publishing, banking, transportation industries, and is home to numerous colleges and universities such as Vanderbilt University. The city was founded in 1779 and named after Francis Nash, a general during the American Revolutionary War.


  1. Nashville

    Nashville is an American reality television/soap opera series featuring several aspiring country music artists. The show, which was based in Nashville, Tennessee, aired on Fox Broadcasting Company for two episodes prior to its cancellation.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Nashville

    capital of Tennessee, U.S., on the Cumberland River, 185 m. SW. of Louisville; a suspension bridge and railway drawbridge joins it with Edgefield suburb; it is an important railway and educational centre, the seat of the Fisk, Vanderbilt, and Nashville universities, and is actively engaged in the manufacture of cotton, tobacco, flour, paper, oil, &c.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. nashville

    A city and capital of the State of Tennessee, situated on the left bank of the Cumberland River, about 200 miles from its mouth. During the civil war, after the fall of Fort Donelson, it was occupied by the Union forces, February 24, 1862. Within a few miles of the city was fought the memorable battle which bears its name, between the Confederate forces under Gen. Hood and the Union troops under Gen. George H. Thomas, December 15-16, 1864. The battle commenced by a feint on Hood’s right and a real attack on his left, which resulted in driving it a distance of 8 miles, and the capture of over 1000 prisoners, 20 wagons, and 16 pieces of artillery. During the ensuing night, Gen. Hood contracted his lines, and next day the battle was renewed with vigor, towards the afternoon becoming close and obstinate. Near dusk the Confederates gave way, and a total rout soon followed. Some 4000 prisoners were captured, over 50 pieces of artillery, and an immense number of small-arms. On the 17th the pursuit of the enemy was continued and many more prisoners captured. Hood escaped with a mere wreck of his army, and was soon after relieved of command.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nashville in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nashville in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Nashville in a Sentence

  1. Storyville Gardens developer DeLisa Guerrier:

    Middle Tennessee continues to experience an economic boom, and young families move here every day. However, Nashville and the surrounding counties are missing family-friendly entertainment options for our children, storyville Gardens will provide that option while also helping parents and caregivers instill a love of reading in their children.

  2. Ken Burns:

    We tend to think of Country Music as one thing, but it's always been many things, country Music omnivorously wants to grab cowboy music and western swing, and the Bakersfield sound and the Nashville sound, countrypolitan and all the various permutations of string bands up and down Appalachia, one of which branches off into a whole new genre called bluegrass. Country Music's never ending and Country Music's omnivorous and Country Music's not Country Music. Country Music's always been connected. There's no border. No passports required, that allows you to go into RB or allows you to go into jazz or allows you to go into folk or rock. It is, in fact, one of the parents of rock with RB.

  3. John Scott:

    I am looking forward to enjoying a fun and unique experience at All-Star Weekend in Nashville with my family, while being voted to the All-Star Game by the fans was not something I expected to happen, I am excited to participate in the All-Star events with my fellow players.

  4. Ryan McDonagh:

    It’s been incredible five years, looking forward to utilizing all the experience that I’ve had on the losing side and the winning side to hopefully do something special with the Nashville group.

  5. Jan Jenisch:

    We want to become the market leader in flat roofing systems. We are currently number four in this fragmented market, we will be significantly increasing The Nashville , Tennessee-based business, we have a lot of opportunities in the core market of the U.S. and then we will expand rapidly into Latin America and also accelerate The Nashville , Tennessee-based business in Europe.

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