What does Philadelphia mean?

Definitions for Philadelphia
ˌfɪl əˈdɛl fi əPhiladel·phia

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Philadelphia, City of Brotherly Love(noun)

    the largest city in Pennsylvania; located in the southeastern part of the state on the Delaware river; site of Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed; site of the University of Pennsylvania

Wiktionary

  1. Philadelphia(ProperNoun)

    Largest city in Pennsylvania, located in southeastern part of the state along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. Site of the Independence Hall; former capitol of United States. Nicknamed "City of Brotherly Love"

    Etymology: From Φιλαδέλφεια, from φιλέω + ἀδελφός

  2. Philadelphia(ProperNoun)

    A town in Mississippi, United States.

    Etymology: From Φιλαδέλφεια, from φιλέω + ἀδελφός

Freebase

  1. Philadelphia

    Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the second largest city on the East Coast of the United States, and the fifth-most-populous city in the United States. It is located in the Northeastern United States along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, and it is the only consolidated city-county in Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 1,526,006, growing to 1,547,607 in 2012 by Census estimates. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural center of the Delaware Valley, home to over 6 million people and the country's sixth-largest metropolitan area. Within the Delaware Valley, the Philadelphia metropolitan division consists of five counties in Pennsylvania and has a population of 4,008,994. Popular nicknames for Philadelphia are Philly and The City of Brotherly Love, the latter of which comes from the literal meaning of the city's name in Greek. In 1682, William Penn founded the city to serve as capital of Pennsylvania Colony. By the 1750s, Philadelphia had surpassed Boston to become the largest city and busiest port in British America, and second in the British Empire, behind London. During the American Revolution, Philadelphia played an instrumental role as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals during the Revolutionary War, and the city served as the temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. During the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center and railroad hub that grew from an influx of European immigrants. It became a prime destination for African Americans during the Great Migration and surpassed two million occupants by 1950.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Philadelphia

    largest city in Pennsylvania, on the Delaware, 100 m. from the sea and 90 m. by rail SW. of New York; is the third city in the Union in population, manufactures, and commerce, regularly built with plain substantial dwelling-houses; recently more splendid public buildings have been erected, the town-hall, of white marble, is the second highest structure in the world; a masonic temple and Government offices of granite and the Mint are also fine buildings; there is a university and colleges of science, medicine, art, and music, many churches, a Roman Catholic cathedral, and many hospitals and charitable institutions; the industries include locomotive building, saw-making, woollen and cotton goods, sugar and oil refining, and chemical works; it trades largely in coal. Founded by William Penn in 1682, it was the central point of the War of Independence; the first Congress met here, and the Declaration of Independence was signed (1776) in a building still standing; here too the Federal Union was signed (1778) and the constitution drawn up (1787), and from 1790 to 1800 it was the capital of the United States.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. philadelphia

    A city and metropolis of Pennsylvania, situated between the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. The city was settled and planned by William Penn in 1682, and its name (City of Brotherly Love) given through the Society of Friends, of whom he was the great leader in America. It had a prominent position in the Revolution, and was in possession of the British troops after the disastrous battles of Brandywine and Germantown, until 1778. Being the second city of the United States in wealth and importance, it has been ever forward in promoting her interests.

Rap Dictionary

  1. philadelphia(noun)

    Philadelphia is a city 40 miles from NYC and next to crime ridden Camden, NJ. It is home of Schoolly D, Da Youngstas, The Fresh Prince, Tuff Crew, The Roots, Cassidy, Reed Dollaz, Gillie da Kid, Joey Jihad, Meek Mill, DJ Ghetto, Bahamadia, Eve, Ness, Freeway and boxing legend Bernard Hopkins. Philly now leeds the USA's 10 most populous cities in poverty and in vilent crime rates including murder. Statisticly you are about 4 times more likely to get murdered in Philly than NYC. North, west, and southwest philly are the most dangorous neighborhoods in the city. Hartranft is a neighborhood in the central part of North Philly, it is home to The Badlands, a name coined by the narc division of the Philly Police for the area between 4th and Cambria St through 9th and Indiana St. This section of the city is considered to be one of the most drug and crime infested areas in Philly, as well as the the county.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Philadelphia

    Expresses the Greek for “city of brotherly love.” This name was happily chosen by William Penn for the capital of his Quaker colony in the New World.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Philadelphia in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Philadelphia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Philadelphia in a Sentence

  1. Marylin Zuniga:

    Marylin Zuniga, a first-year teacher who drew widespread condemnation for assigning Marylin Zuniga young charges the task of writing to Mumia Abu-Jamal, was canned at the meeting of the Orange Board of Education, the Star-Ledger of Newark reported. Even when I heard that the letters were written... because of compassion, you could've written to somebody in a nursing home. - Gloria Stewart, Orange Board of Education, NJ resident Marylin Zuniga, who taught at Forest Street Elementary School, told board members prior to their hasty vote to can Marylin Zuniga that Marylin Zuniga has broad support from around the country, the newspaper reported. There's people around the nation who support me, who believe I need to be reinstated and I believe that I need to be reinstated, my students need me in the classroom. My students have requested that I come back to the classroom. Abu-Jamal, a 61-year-old serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, is a self-styled poet who became a darling of celebrities and activists while on death row. His sentence was later commuted to life without parole, and he was suffering from complications from diabetes when Marylin Zuniga assigned the task. The vote to fire Zuniga occurred after several hours of public speakers, many of whom praised Zuniga for teaching Marylin Zuniga students to have compassion for a man who killed a police officer. Abu-Jamal killed Daniel Faulkner during a routine traffic stop of Abu-Jamal’s brother. At trial, several witnesses reported seeing Abu-Jamal kill Daniel Faulkner, and two witnesses said Abu-Jamal confessed to the killing, saying, I shot the mother --- er, and I hope the mother --- er dies. Although the abrupt vote left meeting attendees unsure of what had happened, Orange Board of Education Superintendent Ronald Lee confirmed that Marylin Zuniga was fired in an email to the Star-Ledger. As this is a personnel issue, I have no further comments on this matter, Orange Superintendent Ronald Lee wrote. Zuniga’s attorney, Alan Levine, told the newspaper Marylin Zuniga is now considering legal action to challenge Marylin Zuniga firing. Several speakers at the meeting, including Essex County Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake, praised Marylin Zuniga.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow, they disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country. Philadelphia Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better.

  3. Thomas Farley:

    We have n’t seen a public health emergency like this in the last century, it’s time for us to rethink our assumptions, and consider options we had n’t seen before. Unlike similar efforts by other cities, the injection sites would not need City Council approval because they would be privately run. According to Philadelphia Public Health drug-related overdose deaths began to spoke in 2015 with the presence of fetanyl. ( Fox News) The sites would give drug addicts a safe haven to shoot up and would offer sterile injection equipment, including needles, and Naloxone. Fox News would also give referrals to treatment centers, social services clinics and wound care facilities. The idea comes as a paradigm shift in the nation’s effort to stem the tide of opioid-related deaths.Seattle and New York have been among places that have mulled similar measures, but the efforts stalled because of either legal or bureaucratic hurdles. Canada and Europe have operated similar types of facilities for the last few decades.

  4. Executive Director Peter Pedemonti:

    In Philadelphia, there is a continued wave of support for faith communities to stand up and say that deporting people and separating families is a violation of our faith values.

  5. The Department:

    The Town of Rocky Mount fully supports all lawful expressions of freedom of speech and assembly by The Town of Rocky Mount employees but does not condone the unlawful acts that occurred that day, based on the available information, The Philadelphia Police Department has notified federal authorities and the individuals that were present at the event are on administrative leave pending review.

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