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ˈsɪd nisyd·ney

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sydneynoun

    the largest Australian city located in southeastern Australia on the Tasman Sea; state capital of New South Wales; Australia's chief port


  1. Sydneynoun

    transferred from the surname.

  2. Sydneynoun

    A seaport and the state capital of New South Wales, Australia.

  3. Sydneynoun

    A former city, now part of the amalgamated Cape Breton Regional Municipality on Cape Breton Island in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.

  4. Sydneynoun

    A surname, a spelling variant of Sidney.

  5. Sydneynoun

    A unisex given name transferred from the surname.

  6. Sydneynoun

    A seaport and state capital of New South Wales, Australia.

  7. Sydneynoun

    A seaport and former city, now part of the amalgamated Cape Breton Regional Municipality on Cape Breton Island in the province of Nova Scotia in Canada.

  8. Sydneynoun

    Dharuk, an Aboriginal language of Australia.

  9. Etymology: For the surname and given name, see Sidney. The cities in Australia and Canada are named after British politician Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney  (1733–1800).


  1. Sydney

    Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia. It is on Australia's south-east coast, on the Tasman Sea. In June 2010 the greater metropolitan area had an approximate population of 4.6 million people. Inhabitants of Sydney are called Sydneysiders, comprising a cosmopolitan and international population. The site of the first British colony in Australia, Sydney was established in 1788 at Sydney Cove by Arthur Phillip, commodore of the First Fleet, as a penal colony. The city is built on hills surrounding Port Jackson which is commonly known as Sydney Harbour, where the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge feature prominently. The hinterland of the metropolitan area is surrounded by national parks, and the coastal regions feature many bays, rivers, inlets and beaches including the famous Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Within the city are many notable parks, including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Sydney is a high ranking world city and has hosted multiple major international sporting events, including the 1938 British Empire Games, the 2000 Summer Olympics and the final of the 2003 Rugby World Cup. The main airport serving Sydney is Sydney Airport and its main port is Port Botany.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sydney

    the capital of New South Wales, the oldest city in Australia, and one of the first in the world, on the S. shore of the basin of Port Jackson; and the entrance of a magnificent, almost land-locked, harbour for shipping of the largest tonnage; the situation of the city is superb, and it is surrounded by the richest scenery; the shores of the basin are covered with luxuriant vegetation, studded with islands and indented with pretty bays; it is well paved, has broad streets, and some fine buildings, the principal being the university, the two cathedrals, the post-office, and the town hall. It is a commercial rather than a manufacturing city, though its resources for manufacture are considerable, for it is in the centre of a large coal-field, in connection with which manufacturing industries may yet develop.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sydney in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sydney in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Sydney in a Sentence

  1. Annastacia Palaszczuk:

    I want to see families and friends reunited, we know how important that New South Wales market is, so for those viewers currently in Sydney and you’re looking for an escape, there is no better place than the tropical far north.

  2. John Frewen:

    The conditions in Sydney right now we felt warranted that commercial, it is absolutely confronting and we didn’t use it lightly.

  3. Matthew Wade:

    If an opportunity arises post that, we’ll take that opportunity then. there’s a lot of talk out there but for us as a group and me position personally, we’ll go Sydney and play the SCG and then we’ll go the Brisbane and play the Gabba.

  4. Novak Djokovic:

    If it continues same way and if the quality of air is affected in Melbourne or Sydney, I think Tennis Australia probably will be forced to create some rules about it, it's tough for them because ... there's a lot of different things involved. But health concern is a health concern for me and for anybody.

  5. Renee Griffin:

    I think Sydney Airport's Sydney Airport because a lack of housing affordability has forced people out of the' city' -- even people on decent wages, so you either rent, or you have a long commute -- both of which aren't great if you've got a family.

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