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səˈvæn əSa·van·nah

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Savannahnoun

    a port in eastern Georgia near the mouth of the Savannah river

  2. Savannah, Savannah Rivernoun

    a river in South Carolina that flows southeast to the Atlantic

  3. savanna, savannahnoun

    a flat grassland in tropical or subtropical regions


  1. Savannahnoun

    A domestic cat breed.

  2. Savannahnoun

    The name of a river and several cities in the United States.

  3. Savannahnoun

    from the word savannah or from the place name; also spelled Savanna.


  1. Savannah

    Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia, and the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733, the city of Savannah became the colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War, Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia's fifth-largest city and third-largest metropolitan area. Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors, who enjoy the city's architecture and historic buildings: the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the Georgia Historical Society, the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, the First African Baptist Church, Temple Mickve Israel, and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex. Savannah's downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District and 22 parklike squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States. Downtown Savannah largely retains the original town plan prescribed by founder James Oglethorpe. Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Savannah

    a name used chiefly in Florida and neighbouring States to designate the wide treeless plains of these parts; is practically an equivalent for "pampa," "prairie," &c.; comes from a Spanish word meaning "a sheet."

  2. Savannah

    a city and port of the United States, capital of Chatham County, Georgia, on the Savannah River, 18 m. from its mouth; well equipped with parks, electric light, handsome churches, government buildings, &c., an important naval stores station and second cotton port of the U.S., and has foundries, rice, flour, cotton, and paper-mills, &c.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. savannah

    [Sp. Sabana]. A name given to the wonderfully fertile natural meadows of tropical America; the vast plains clear of wood, and covered in general with waving herbage, in the interior of North America, are called prairies (which see).

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. savannah

    A city and port of Georgia, U. S., on the right bank of the Savannah River, 18 miles from its mouth. The city is surrounded by marshes and islands, and was defended by Fort Pulaski and Fort Jackson. Savannah was founded in 1733, by the English general Oglethorpe. In 1776 a British fleet, attempting to take the town, was repulsed after a severe action; but it was taken in 1778, and held in 1779 against the combined French and American forces. In the war of Secession, after many unsuccessful attacks by sea, it was taken by Gen. Sherman in February, 1865.

Rap Dictionary

  1. savannah

    Savannah is a city in Georgia, original home of Big Boi of OutKast.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Savannah in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Savannah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Savannah in a Sentence

  1. Jerry P. Bolton:

    “…Aberjhani the new Savannah has a hero a poet laureate, maybe a poet hero they respond to this poet, awards, honors galore, ever sat down and read Aberjhani’s stuff mean really read it …Savannah spawned something here, Johnny Mercer meet Aberjhani…”

  2. Van Johnson:

    I am beyond disturbed. In my mind, it's reckless. Our reality here in Savannah is our numbers are still going up.

  3. Chairman Jake Shapiro:

    Georgia is the place to be, its on fire here in terms of the amount of work going on, you wouldn’t naturally think to shoot a scene for the Lower East side in Savannah Georgia, but that what’s great about Georgia. Savannah has neighborhoods that look like Brooklyn and the Lower East Side. It has beaches that look like the Caribbean and can pass for the Hamptons, and Atlanta is a phenomenal city that can pass for most big cities in the world.

  4. Blair Holloway:

    If we reach or exceed 10.5 feet, it will rank as at least the fourth-highest tide on record and would be the highest non-tropical on record. We've never seen the tide exceed 10.43 feet unless it is related to a tropical system, this would be exceedingly rare if not unprecedented, we're particularly worried about the only road in and out -- that goes from Savannah to Tybee Island -- the road was raised up a few years ago, but at 10.5 feet we're expecting issues there.

  5. Jim Morekis:

    “From Conrad Aiken to Flannery O’Connor to Midnight, Savannah has always been a literary town. But certainly one of her most consistently excellent—and consistently underrated—writers is the man known as Aberjhani. Known for his nationally published short stories and poetry Aberjhani has received critical acclaim for his ability to encapsulate the Southern black experience in a sensitive and poignant way that’s accessible to readers of any race or region.” --from All That Jazz

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