What does Pennsylvania mean?

Definitions for Pennsylvania
ˌpɛn səlˈveɪn yə, -ˈveɪ ni əPenn·syl·va·nia

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pennsylvania, Keystone State, PA(noun)

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

  2. Pennsylvania(noun)

    one of the British colonies that formed the United States

  3. University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Penn(noun)

    a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wiktionary

  1. Pennsylvania(ProperNoun)

    A state of the United States of America. Capital: Harrisburg; largest city: Philadelphia.

  2. Pennsylvania(ProperNoun)

    The first, and historically largest, now defunct US railroad, a hallmark of the industrial age.

  3. Origin: On March 4, 1681, Charles II of England granted a land tract to William Penn for the area that now includes Pennsylvania. Penn then founded a colony there as a place of religious freedom for Quakers, and named it for the Latin sylvania meaning "woods," thus "Pennsylvania."

Freebase

  1. Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a US state that is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, and the Great Lakes region. The state borders Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and Ontario, Canada to the northwest, New York to the north and New Jersey to the east. The Appalachian Mountains run through the middle of the state. Pennsylvania is the 33rd most extensive, the 6th most populous, and the 9th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state's four most populous cities are Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, and Erie. The state capital is Harrisburg. Pennsylvania has 51 miles of coastline along Lake Erie and 57 miles of shoreline along the Delaware Estuary. The state is one of the 13 original founding states of the U.S.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Pennsylvania

    most populous but one of the American States, lies N. of Mason and Dixon's Line, separated by New Jersey, on the E. by the Delaware River, with Ohio on the W., New York on the N., and Lake Erie at the NW. corner. The country is hilly, being traversed by the Blue Mountains and the Alleghany ranges, with many fertile valleys between the chains, extensive forests, and much picturesque scenery. The Cumberland Valley in the W. is one of the best farming lands in New England. The Alleghany River in the W. and the two branches of the Susquehanna in the centre water the State. Pennsylvania is the greatest mining State in the Union; its iron-mines and petroleum-wells supply half the iron and most of the oil used in the country; its bituminous coal-beds in the W. are extremely rich, and the anthracite deposits of the E. are unrivalled; in manufactures, too, it ranks second among the States; these are very varied, the most valuable being iron, steel, and shipbuilding. Founded by Swedes, it passed to English settlers in 1664; the first charter was granted to William Penn in 1681. In the Revolution it took a prominent part, and was among the first States of the Union. Education is well advanced; there are 20 State colleges. The mining population includes many Irish, Hungarian, and Italian immigrants, among whom riots are frequent. Of the agriculturists many are of Dutch descent, and about two millions still speak a Low German patois known as Pennsylvanian Dutch. Harrisburg (39) is the capital; the metropolis is Philadelphia (1,047), the second largest city in the country; while Pittsburg (239), Alleghany (105), Scranton (75), and Reading (59) are among the many large towns.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Pennsylvania

    From the Latin sylva, a wood; expresses the colony in the wood founded by William Penn.

How to pronounce Pennsylvania?

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How to say Pennsylvania in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pennsylvania in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pennsylvania in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Pennsylvania in a Sentence

  1. John Kasich:

    We're going to be fine in Pennsylvania.

  2. Kellyanne Conway:

    He was never leading in Pennsylvania, not one time.

  3. Stephanie Monyak of Pennsylvania:

    I consider Stephanie Monyak of Pennsylvania a good luck charm.

  4. Pat Toomey:

    Pennsylvania Avenue would be a big mistake to attempt to demote or fire.

  5. John Kasich:

    You talk to people in Pennsylvania and they'll tell you that I can win a general election.

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