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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

    A savanna or savannah is a mixed woodland-grassland (i.e. grassy woodland) ecosystem characterised by the trees being sufficiently widely spaced so that the canopy does not close. The open canopy allows sufficient light to reach the ground to support an unbroken herbaceous layer consisting primarily of grasses. According to Britannica, there exists four savanna forms; savanna woodland where trees and shrubs form a light canopy, tree savanna with scattered trees and shrubs, shrub savanna with distributed shrubs, and grass savanna where trees and shrubs are mostly nonexistent.Savannas maintain an open canopy despite a high tree density. It is often believed that savannas feature widely spaced, scattered trees. However, in many savannas, tree densities are higher and trees are more regularly spaced than in forests. The South American savanna types cerrado sensu stricto and cerrado dense typically have densities of trees similar to or higher than that found in South American tropical forests, with savanna ranging from 800 to 3300 trees per hectare (trees/ha) and adjacent forests with 800–2000 trees/ha. Similarly Guinean savanna has 129 trees/ha, compared to 103 for riparian forest, while Eastern Australian sclerophyll forests have average tree densities of approximately 100 per hectare, comparable to savannas in the same region.Savannas are also characterised by seasonal water availability, with the majority of rainfall confined to one season; they are associated with several types of biomes, and are frequently in a transitional zone between forest and desert or grassland, though they're mostly a transition between desert to forest. Savanna covers approximately 20% of the Earth's land area. Unlike the prairies in North America and steppes in Eurasia, which would feature cold winters, savannahs are mostly located in areas having warm to hot climates, such as those in Africa, Australia, Thailand, South America and India.


  1. savannah

    A savannah is a flat grassland in a tropical or subtropical region characterized by a mix of grasses and scattered trees or shrubs, and usually inhabited by a diverse range of wildlife. It is also characterized by distinct wet and dry seasons. Savannahs are typically found in Africa, South America, and parts of Asia and Australia.


  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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Savannah is ranked #35671 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Savannah surname appeared 630 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Savannah.

    59.2% or 373 total occurrences were Black.
    33% or 208 total occurrences were White.
    4.9% or 31 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 14 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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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. Van Johnson:

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

  2. Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU:

    The Onyx of Savannah on Red Room

  3. Charlamagne Tha God A Harris:

    We have to address the fact that we have got to deal with the fact that folks are paying for gas, paying for groceries, and are – need solutions to it. So let's talk about that, short-term solution includes what we need to do around the supply chain, right ? So, we went to the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Savannah, Georgia, and said,' Hey, guys, no more five days a week, eight hours a day ; 24/7, let's move the products because people need their product – they need what they need.' We're dealing with Los Angeles in terms of the long term. And that's about what we need to do to pass Build Back Better. Build Back Better strengthens our economy.

  4. Ron Morales:

    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. Adam Valdez:

    The game ... that we wrote was about people walking around the savannah of Africa, instead of holding a game weapon they're holding a camera, and they're able to point the camera at the things they want to film and we're recording all this information in the computer.

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