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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

  1. Brett Marcy:

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

  2. Tom Wolf:

    But we continue to be inspired by the ways in which the people of Pittsburgh came and stood together in the face of hatred and violence, we owe a debt of gratitude to all those who chose love over hate.

  3. Summer Lee:

    I was doing the things in my community that these folks in The Pittsburgh DSA PAC wanted to spread around, we were doing electoral on a local level that people had not seen done.

  4. Casey Webb:

    I had no idea what was going on in Pittsburgh, there’s so much going on. It’s a huge beer scene, there’s dozens of breweries — more popping up every day — and then even with the food scene, it’s just incredible.

  5. Edward McFadden:

    Regarding the Father Ernest Paone case, the man lived in California and Nevada from the mid-1960s onward and was not in the Pittsburgh Diocese when Donald Wuerl arrived. Donald Wuerl knew of no claims against Father Ernest Paone until July 25, 1994, and then acted promptly to notify others out of state of an allegation after Donald Wuerl received it.

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