Definition of Philadelphia

1. Noun. The largest city in Pennsylvania; located in the southeastern part of the state on the Delaware river; site of Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed; site of the University of Pennsylvania.

Definition of Philadelphia

1. Proper noun. Largest city in Pennsylvania, located in southeastern part of the state along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. Site of the Independence Hall; former capitol of United States. Nicknamed "City of Brotherly Love" ¹

2. Proper noun. A town in Mississippi, United States. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Philadelphia

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Philadelphia chromosome
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Philadelphia cocktail
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Philadelphia pepper pot
Philadelphus coronarius
Philaenus spumarius
Philautus steineri
Philautus stuarti

Literary usage of Philadelphia

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Philos R 26:622-33 N '17 Philadelphia Harrison foundation for studying ... Nat Munie R 8:394-5 Jl '19 Philadelphia bureau of municipal research. G: Burnham. ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Philadelphia — Continued Labor and laboring classes Steadying employment, with a section devoted to some facts on unemployment in Philadelphia. JH Willits. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"From New York the company went to Philadelphia, where the engagement was limited ... While the company was playing in Philadelphia, Mr. Douglass built a new ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"The circular of the Philadelphia local committee announces that the local and general secretaries of the American association will have their offices in the ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1891)
"THE Philadelphia MEETING. The Second General Meeting of the American Chemical Society was held at Philadelphia in the Physical Lecture Room of the ..."

6. Annual Report (1905)
"GREEN Assistant Secretary Philadelphia. Pa. GV HASSET General Counsel Philadelphia, Pa. ... Philadelphia. Pa. Date of close of fiscal year, December 31. ..."

7. The Cambridge History of American Literature by William Peterfield Trent (1921)
"Philadelphia, 1857. The Wagoner of the Alleghanies: a Poem of the Days ... Philadelphia, 1883. The Closing Scene [with Gray's Elegy and Goldsmith's Hermit]. ..."

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