What does Petersburg mean?

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ˈpi tərzˌbɜrgPeters·burg

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Petersburg(noun)

    a town in southeastern Virginia (south of Richmond); scene of heavy fighting during the American Civil War

  2. Petersburg, Petersburg Campaign(noun)

    the final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65); Union forces under Grant besieged and finally defeated Confederate forces under Lee


  1. Petersburg(ProperNoun)

    a city in Virginia; various other towns and cities

  2. Petersburg(ProperNoun)

    a campaign in the American Civil War

  3. Petersburg(ProperNoun)

    Saint Petersburg, formerly Leningrad, a city in Russia


  1. Petersburg

    Petersburg is an independent city in Virginia, United States, located on the Appomattox River and 23 miles south of the state capital of Richmond. The city's population was 32,420 as of 2010. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the City of Petersburg with Dinwiddie County for statistical purposes. The city's unique industrial past and its location as a transportation hub combined to create wealth for Virginia and the region. The location on the Appomattox River at the fall line early in the history in the Colony of Virginia caused Petersburg to become a strategic place for transportation and commercial activities, as well as the site of Fort Henry. As railroads emerged beginning in the 1830s, it became a major transfer point for both north-south and east-west competitors. The Petersburg Railroad was one of the earliest predecessors of the modern-day CSX Transportation system. Several of the earliest predecessors of the area's other major Class 1 railroad, Norfolk Southern, also met at Petersburg. Both CSX and NS rail systems maintain transportation centers at Petersburg.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. petersburg

    A city of Dinwiddie Co., Va., on the south bank of the Appomattox River, about 25 miles from Richmond. The city is one of historic interest. It was twice occupied by the British forces as headquarters during the Revolutionary war; but it is principally noted as the scene of several sanguinary encounters during the civil war, and for the obstinate and bloody defense which it made. On June 15-16, 1864, two formidable assaults were made on it by the Army of the Potomac under Gen. Grant, but they were repulsed with heavy loss. It was then determined to invest the city, which was done a few days later. On July 30, another attempt was made to take it by storm, but without success. The siege was prolonged with many indecisive operations until April 3, 1865, after a week’s bombardment it was evacuated by Gen. Lee, who surrendered six days later.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Petersburg in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Petersburg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Petersburg in a Sentence

  1. President Putin:

    Well, let's take St. Petersburg Economic Forum, for instance, there were over 500 American businessmen, high-ranking, high-level ones. I don't even remember the last names of each and every one of them. Well, do you remember -- do you think that we try to collect compromising material on each and every single one of them ? Well, it's difficult to imagine an utter nonsense of a bigger scale than this. Well, please, just disregard these issues and don't think about this anymore again.

  2. Carter Page:

    No, I've never been an agent of a foreign power by any stretch of the imagination, i may have, back in the G20 when they were getting ready to do that in St. Petersburg, I might have participated in a few meetings that a lot of people -- including people from the Obama administration -- were sitting on, and Geneva, Paris, et cetera, but I've never been anywhere near what's being described here.

  3. Pavel Skutschas:

    In the coming spring, our colleagues from England will come to St Petersburg to study our research materials, we may discover that Urupia and Egoria used to have a very wide habitat extending across Europe and Asia.

  4. Irina Volk:

    The police station at the Tolmachevo airport received a message from the airline that several policemen were required to board the plane from St. Petersburg to Novosibirsk due to the aggressive behavior of one passenger.

  5. Bulgari Chief Executive Jean-Christophe Babin:

    Perhaps 10 years down the road we will have five-six boutiques in Russia: three (in) Moscow (or) four, perhaps; one in St Petersburg; and one or two in two other cities, it might be faster, it might be slower, but probably we will have in Russia eventually the same number of boutiques we have in most ... major European countries.

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