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WILMINGTON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Wilmington mean? 

WILMINGTON (noun)
  The noun WILMINGTON has 2 senses:

1. a town in southeastern North Carolina on the Cape Fear River
2. the largest city in Delaware

  Familiarity information: WILMINGTON used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WILMINGTON (noun)


Sense 1Wilmington [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A town in southeastern North Carolina on the Cape Fear River

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

town (an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city)

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

NC; North Carolina; Old North State; Tar Heel State (a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies)


Sense 2Wilmington [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The largest city in Delaware

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

Meronyms (parts of "Wilmington"):

Delaware Memorial Bridge (a suspension bridge across the Delaware River)

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

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


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