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DELAWARE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Delaware mean? 

DELAWARE (noun)
  The noun DELAWARE has 5 senses:

1. a river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware Bay
2. a member of an Algonquian people formerly living in New Jersey and New York and parts of Delaware and Pennsylvania
3. one of the British colonies that formed the United States
4. a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
5. the Algonquian language spoken by the Delaware

  Familiarity information: DELAWARE used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DELAWARE (noun)


Sense 1Delaware [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware Bay

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Delaware; Delaware River

Instance hypernyms:

river (a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek))

Holonyms ("Delaware" is a part of...):

DE; Delaware; Diamond State; First State; Empire State; New York; New York State; NY (a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies)


Sense 2Delaware [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A member of an Algonquian people formerly living in New Jersey and New York and parts of Delaware and Pennsylvania

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("Delaware" is a kind of...):

Algonquian; Algonquin (a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast)


Sense 3Delaware [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of the British colonies that formed the United States

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

Colony (one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States)


Sense 4Delaware [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

DE; Diamond State; First State; Delaware

Instance hypernyms:

American state (one of the 50 states of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "Delaware"):

capital of Delaware; Dover (the capital of the state of Delaware)

Wilmington (the largest city in Delaware)

Delaware; Delaware River (a river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware Bay)

Delaware Bay (an inlet of the North Atlantic; fed by the Delaware River)

Holonyms ("Delaware" is a part of...):

Mid-Atlantic states (a region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland)


Sense 5Delaware [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The Algonquian language spoken by the Delaware

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Delaware" is a kind of...):

Algonquian; Algonquian language; Algonquin (family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains)


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