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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Springfield, capital of Illinoisnoun

    capital of the state of Illinois

  2. Springfieldnoun

    a city of southwestern Missouri

  3. Springfieldnoun

    a city and manufacturing center in southwestern Massachusetts on the Connecticut River


  1. Springfieldnoun

    Any of several towns; see Wikipedia:Springfield for details.


  1. springfield

    Springfield is a common place name often used for cities, towns, or communities around the world, most commonly in English-speaking countries like United States, where it is the name of several cities. The name is typically derived from the existence of a field or a spring in the area. In a broader sense, it can also refer to the fictional town in the animated television show "The Simpsons".


  1. Springfield

    Springfield is a city in Western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers; the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern Mill River. As of the 2010 Census, the city's population was 153,060. Metropolitan Springfield, as one of two metropolitan areas in Massachusetts, had an estimated population of 698,903 as of 2009. The first Springfield in the New World, it is the largest city in Western New England, and the urban, economic, and cultural capital of Massachusetts' Connecticut River Valley. It is the third-largest city in Massachusetts and fourth-largest in New England. Springfield has several nicknames – The City of Firsts, because of its many innovations; The City of Homes, due to its Victorian residential architecture; and Hoop City, because basketball, one of the world's most popular sports, was invented in Springfield. Hartford, the State of Connecticut's capital city, lies only 23.9 miles south of Springfield, on the western bank of the Connecticut River. Springfield residents use Bradley International Airport. Also known as the Hartford-Springfield airport, it lies equidistant between them. The Hartford-Springfield region is known as the Knowledge Corridor because it hosts over 160,000 university students and over 32 universities and liberal arts colleges – the second-highest concentration of higher-learning institutions in the United States. The City of Springfield itself is home to Springfield College; Western New England University; American International College; and Springfield Technical Community College, among other higher educational institutions.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Springfield

    1, capital (34) of Illinois, situated in a flourishing coal district, 185 m. SW. of Chicago; has an arsenal, two colleges, and a handsome marble capitol; coal-mining, foundries, and flour, cotton, and paper mills are the chief industries; the burial-place of Abraham Lincoln. 2, A nicely laid out and flourishing city (62) of Massachusetts, capital of Hampden County, on the Connecticut River (spanned here by five bridges), 99 m. W. by S. of Boston; settled in 1635; has important manufactories of cottons, woollens, paper, and a variety of other articles, besides the United States armoury. 3, Capital (22) of Greene County, Missouri, 232 m. WSW. of St. Louis; has rapidly increasing manufactories of cottons, woollens, machinery, &c.; in the vicinity was fought the battle of Wilson's Creek, 10th August 1861. 4, Capital (38) of Clark County, Ohio, on Lagonda Creek and Mad River, 80 m. NE. of Cincinnati; is an important railway centre, and possesses numerous factories of machinery, bicycles, paper, &c.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. springfield

    A post-town, capital of Greene Co., Mo., 130 miles southwest of Jefferson City. Near here was fought the desperate battle of Wilson’s Creek, in which the Federals had the advantage over the Confederates, but lost their brave general, Nathaniel Lyon, August 10, 1861.

  2. springfield

    A city of Massachusetts, on the east bank of the Connecticut River, 98 miles west by south of Boston. The national armory is located here, which repaired and altered in 1869 upwards of 25,000 rifles and muskets. The present U. S. breech-loader, model of 1873, is made here.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Springfield is ranked #9112 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Springfield surname appeared 3,586 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Springfield.

    55.2% or 1,981 total occurrences were White.
    38.5% or 1,381 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 83 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 79 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 45 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 17 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Springfield in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Springfield in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Springfield in a Sentence

  1. Rahm Emanuel:

    Bringing The Center to Chicago took leadership and vision, and we are gratified that our partners in Springfield also saw the potential for what this means for all of Illinois.

  2. Bruce Rauner:

    What we have is a continuing failure by elected officials in Springfield on both sides of the aisle that’s been led by Speaker Madigan for 35 years, the system is broken.

  3. Bruce Rauner:

    What we have is a continuing failure by elected officials in Springfield on both sides of the aisle that’s been led by Speaker Madigan for 35 years, this is more of the same. The system is broken.

  4. Eleni Demertzis:

    While the Rauners are passionate donors to our schools, individual contributions will never be enough to address the financial challenges facing CPS, it would be helpful if CPS officials came to Springfield and joined in serious good faith discussions about the long-term stability of all of our schools.

  5. Russell Rosenberg:

    He's not the typical case, although the fact that he is now being identified as having narcolepsy does exemplify the fact that many people can go years and years without getting the proper diagnosis, who knows if they have a sleep specialist or sleep laboratory in Springfield?

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