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ˈplɪm əθPly·mouth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Plymouth(noun)

    a town in Massachusetts founded by Pilgrims in 1620


  1. Plymouth(ProperNoun)

    A city in Devon, England

  2. Plymouth(ProperNoun)

    A brand of car marketed by Chrysler.


  1. Plymouth

    Plymouth is a city and unitary authority area on the south coast of Devon, England, about 190 miles south-west of London. It is situated between the mouths of the rivers Plym to the east and Tamar to the west, where they join Plymouth Sound. Since 1967, the City of Plymouth has included the suburbs of Plympton and Plymstock, which are on the east side of the River Plym. Plymouth's history goes back to the Bronze Age, when its first settlement grew at Mount Batten. This settlement continued to grow as a trading post for the Roman Empire, until the more prosperous village of Sutton, the current Plymouth, surpassed it. In 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers left Plymouth for the New World and established Plymouth Colony – the second English settlement in what is now the United States of America. During the English Civil War the town was held by the Parliamentarians and was besieged between 1642 and 1646. Throughout the Industrial Revolution, Plymouth grew as a commercial shipping port, handling imports and passengers from the Americas, while the neighbouring town of Devonport grew as an important Royal Naval shipbuilding and dockyard town. In 1914 the three neighbouring and independent towns, viz., the county borough of Plymouth, the county borough of Devonport, and the urban district of East Stonehouse were merged to form a single County Borough. The new, merged town took the name of Plymouth which, in 1928, achieved city status. The city's naval importance later led to its targeting and partial destruction during World War II, an act known as the Plymouth Blitz. After the war the city centre was completely rebuilt.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Plymouth

    the largest town in Devonshire, stands on the N. shore of Plymouth Sound, 250 m. W. of London by rail; adjacent to it are the towns of Stonehouse and Devonport. Among the chief buildings are a Gothic town-hall, a 15th-century church, and a Roman Catholic cathedral. The chief industry is chemical manufactures. There is a large coasting and general trade, and important fisheries. Many sea-going steamship companies make it a place of call. The Sound is an important naval station, and historically famous as the sailing port of the fleet that vanquished the Armada.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. plymouth

    A seaport town in England, county of Devon, on the east side of a peninsula, between the rivers Plym and Tamar, at the head of Plymouth Sound, 37 miles southwest of Exeter. Prior to the time of the Norman conquest it was called South Town, or Sutton; under the Saxon dynasty it was called Tamerweorth. The growing prosperity of the town excited the jealousy of France; and in 1339 a force from thence landed, and attempted to burn it. They succeeded in burning a portion, but were ultimately repulsed, with the loss of 500 men, by Hugh Courtenay, earl of Devon, aided by a number of “knights and men of the countrie.” A similar attempt was made in 1377, but with no great result; and after each, the fortifications were extended and strengthened. In 1335 the Black Prince embarked from Plymouth for France, and on his return to England he landed here with his prisoner, King John of France, who had been captured at the famous battle of Poitiers. During the civil war between Charles I. and the Parliament, Plymouth was held by the troops of the latter party, who, though besieged, and almost reduced by famine, resisted for three years every effort of the royalists. After the restoration the citadel was erected, and in the reign of William III. the dock-yard and the naval arsenal were established toward the west, upon the eastern shore of Hamoaze.

  2. plymouth

    A town of Washington Co., N. C., on the south bank of Roanoke River about 8 miles from its mouth, where it empties into Albemarle Sound. During the civil war it was held for some time by the Union troops as a key to the river, and was strongly fortified. On April 17, 1864, a Confederate force under Gen. Hoke attacked this place, and after four days’ severe fighting, being five times repulsed with great slaughter, succeeded in capturing it, by the powerful assistance of an ironclad ram and a floating sharpshooter battery.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Plymouth

    The seaport town at the mouth of the Plym.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Plymouth in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Plymouth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Plymouth in a Sentence

  1. Felix Clarke:

    I pretty much used the same conversation starters I'd use in-person talking to other students at Plymouth State, we talked in-game mostly about how to vote, why as the largest chunk of eligible voters it is so important that young people make their voices heard.

  2. TasFoods:

    The directors consider it an extraordinary decision by the councillors of New Plymouth District Council to have approved the sale of the assets to a foreign investor for less consideration.

  3. Clarence Darrow:

    He's the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth, Vermont. -- On Calvin Coolidge

  4. Clarence Darrow:

    Calvin Coolidge was the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth Corner, Vermont.

  5. Kenny Pope:

    The Admiral Macbride pub at the Barbican in Plymouth, Devon where the ladies toilets were apparently built on the spot where the Pilgrim fathers left for America. ( Credit : SWNS) Florida resident Kenny Pope, whowas visiting Plymouth for a week, said Kenny Pope knew about the steps and the bathroom after doing some research. I knew there was a lot of damage from [ World War II ] and the bombing and I know that over 400 years a lot of things get moved around so it was not a shock.

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