What does Pittsburgh mean?

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ˈpɪts bɜrgPitts·burgh

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pittsburgh(noun)

    a city in southwestern Pennsylvania where the confluence of the Allegheny River and Monongahela River forms the Ohio River; long an important urban industrial area; site of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh

Wiktionary

  1. Pittsburgh(ProperNoun)

    A city in Pennsylvania, USA

Freebase

  1. Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh is the seat of Allegheny County and with a population of 307,484 is the second-largest city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. With a metropolitan CSA population of 2,661,369 it is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia and the 22nd-largest in the U.S. Pittsburgh is known as both "the Steel City" for its more than 300 related businesses and "the City of Bridges" for its world record 446 bridges. The city also features 29 skyscrapers, two inclined railways, a pre-revolutionary fortification, and the source of the Ohio at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny. This vital link of the Atlantic coast and the Mid-west cuts through the mineral-rich Alleghenies and made the area coveted by the French and British empires, Virginia, Whiskey Rebels, Civil War raiders and media networks. Legendary for its steel, Pittsburgh also led innovations and industries in aluminum, glass, shipbuilding, petroleum, foods, appliances, sports, transport, computing, retail, autos and electronics. This creative wealth placed Pittsburgh third in corporate headquarter jobs for much of the 20th century, second only to New York in bank assets with more stockholders per capita than any other U.S. city. America's 1980s shift from heavy industry to a service economy laid-off millions from the area's sprawling steel mills and electronics/appliances factories. The diaspora of "blue collar" workers was joined by thousands of "white collar" employees when multi-billion dollar corporate raids relocated the longtime Pittsburgh-based world headquarters of Gulf Oil, Sunbeam, Rockwell and Westinghouse. This status as a world industrial and banking center, its "melting pot" of industrial immigrant workers, and top 10 rank among the largest cities in the U.S. until 1950 and metros until 1980 has left the region with a plethora of internationally-regarded museums, medical centers, parks, research infrastructure, libraries and a vibrantly diverse cultural district.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. pittsburgh

    A city and port of entry of Alleghany Co., Pa. Pittsburgh was first settled in 1754, a stockade having been erected here which was occupied by the French as a trading-post, and given the name of Fort Duquesne. An English expedition against this fort under Gen. Braddock was defeated by the French and Indians, July 9, 1755. In 1758 another English expedition marched against this post, which was then regarded by the youthful Washington as the key of the West. An advanced detachment under Capt. Grant having encamped on what is still called Grant’s Hill, was attacked and defeated by a party of French and Indians from Fort Duquesne. But on the approach of Gen. Forbes, with a force of 6200 men, the disheartened garrison set fire to the fort and descended the Ohio River. The victorious troops, on entering, November 25, by general acclamation called the place Pittsburgh, in honor of William Pitt, then prime minister of England. The town of Pittsburgh was incorporated as a borough in 1804, and chartered as a city in 1816.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pittsburgh in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pittsburgh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Pittsburgh in a Sentence

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    Pittsburgh got wiped out.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Many companies are leaving, pittsburgh got wiped out.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I was elected by the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.

  4. Brett Marcy:

    No connection between Pittsburgh and here; this is different scenario.

  5. The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh:

    The Pittsburgh community is our family ; what happens to one of us, is felt by us all.

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