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ˈyu tɪ kəuti·ca

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Uticanoun

    a city in central New York

  2. Uticanoun

    an ancient city on the north coast of Africa (northwest of Carthage); destroyed by Arabs around 700 AD


  1. utica

    Utica is either a geographical location or historical city; its meaning can vary depending on the context: 1) A city in New York, United States. It is located in the Mohawk Valley and on the Erie Canal, between Syracuse and Albany. Utica has a diverse immigrant population and a history centered around manufacturing. 2) A historical city in northern Tunisia, traditionally considered as the first settlement by the Phoenicians in the western Mediterranean around the 8th century BC. It served as an important center of trade and civilization in the ancient world but was overshadowed by Carthage. It was destroyed during the Arab conquest in the 7th century AD. 3) There are also several other smaller places named Utica in the United States.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uticaadjective

    of, pertaining to, or designating, a subdivision of the Trenton Period of the Lower Silurian, characterized in the State of New York by beds of shale


  1. Utica

    Utica is a city in and the county seat of Oneida County, New York, United States. The population was 62,235 at the 2010 census, an increase of 2.6% from the 2000 census. The city of Utica is situated within the region referred to as the Mohawk Valley in Central New York. Utica has an extensive park system, with winter and summer sports facilities. Utica and the neighboring city of Rome are principal cities of the Utica–Rome, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Oneida and Herkimer counties.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Utica

    an ancient city of North Africa, founded by the Phoenicians on a site 20 m. NW. of Carthage; was in alliance with Carthage during the first and second Punic Wars, but took part with the Romans in the third, and became afterwards the capital of the Roman province.

  2. Utica

    a city in New York State, U.S., 232 m. NW. of New York City; is on the Erie Canal, in the heart of a dairy-farming district; has a noted market for cheese, and has various manufactures.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. utica

    (ruins at Bow-Shater). The greatest city of ancient Africa, supposed to be older than Carthage. Like others of the very ancient Phœnician colonies in the territory of Carthage, Utica maintained a comparative independence, even during the height of the Punic power, and was rather the ally of Carthage than her subject. It stood on the shore of the northern part of the Carthaginian Gulf, a little west of the mouth of the Bagrades, and 27 Roman miles northwest of Carthage; but its site is now inland in consequence of the changes effected by the Bagrades in the coast-line. In the third Punic war, Utica took part with the Romans against Carthage, and was rewarded with the greatest part of the Carthaginian territory. It afterwards became renowned to all future time as the scene of the last stand made by the Pompeian party against Cæsar, and of the glorious, though mistaken, self-sacrifice of the younger Cato. It fell into the hands of the Vandals in 439; but its final destruction is due to the Saracens, who twice captured the town.

Editors Contribution

  1. Utica

    Utica is a city in the Mohawk Valley and the county seat of Oneida County, New York, United States. The tenth-most-populous city in New York, its population was 62,235 in the 2010 U.S. census.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 5, 2018  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of utica in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of utica in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of utica in a Sentence

  1. Shelley Moore:

    Right now gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale is being blocked by some of our neighboring states, which cuts off our markets in New England.

  2. Betty Morrell:

    An aunt of mine had one day slipped and said my name was Eva, and I said, ‘Oh.’ And she says, ‘And you know, you were born up in Utica [N.Y.].

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