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ˈʃɛf ildSh·effield

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sheffield(noun)

    a steel manufacturing city in northern England famous for its cutlery industry

Wiktionary

  1. Sheffield(ProperNoun)

    A city in Yorkshire, England.

    Etymology: Old English for 'open land by the river Sheaf'.

Freebase

  1. Sheffield

    Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. Its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and with some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely industrial roots to encompass a wider economic base. The population of the City of Sheffield is 551,800 and it is one of the eight largest regional English cities that make up the Core Cities Group. Sheffield is the third largest English district by population. During the 19th century, Sheffield gained an international reputation for steel production. Many innovations were developed locally, including crucible and stainless steel, fuelling an almost tenfold increase in the population during the Industrial Revolution. Sheffield received its municipal charter in 1843, becoming the City of Sheffield in 1893. International competition in iron and steel caused a decline in traditional local industries during the 1970s and 1980s, coinciding with the collapse of coal mining in the area. The 21st century has seen extensive redevelopment in Sheffield along with other British cities. Sheffield's gross value added has increased by 60% since 1997, standing at £9.2 billion in 2007. The economy has experienced steady growth averaging around 5% annually, greater than that of the broader region of Yorkshire and the Humber.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sheffield

    a city of Yorkshire, and chief centre of the English cutlery trade, built on hilly ground on the Don near its confluence with the Sheaf, whence its name, 41 m. E. of Manchester; is a fine, clean, well-built town, with notable churches, public halls, theatres, &c., and well equipped with libraries, hospitals, parks, colleges (e. g. Firth College), and various societies; does a vast trade in all forms of steel, iron, and brass goods, as well as plated and britannia-metal articles; has of late years greatly developed its manufactures of armour-plate, rails, and other heavier goods; its importance as a centre of cutlery dates from very early times, and the Cutlers' Company was founded in 1624; has been from Saxon times the capital of the manor district of Hallamshire; it is divided into five parliamentary districts, each of which sends a member to Parliament.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. sheffield

    A large town of England in the West Riding of Yorkshire, at the confluence of the Sheaf and Don, 43 miles southwest from York. During the civil wars in the time of Charles I., the castle sustained a long siege for the king, but scarcely a vestige of it can now be discerned.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Sheffield

    From the River Sheaf, on the confluence of which and the Don the town stands.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Sheffield' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4268

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sheffield in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sheffield in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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