Delaware

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noun Del·a·ware \ ˈde-lə-ˌwer , -wər \

Definition of Delaware

plural Delaware or Delawares
1 :a member of an American Indian people originally of the Delaware valley
2 :the Algonquian language of the Delaware

Origin and Etymology of delaware

Delaware River


Delaware

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geographical name Del·a·ware \ ˈde-lə-ˌwer , -wər \

Definition of Delaware

1 river 296 miles (476 kilometers) long in the eastern U.S. flowing south from southern New York state, forming the borders between Pennsylvania and New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and Delaware and New Jersey, and emptying into Delaware Bay
2 state of the eastern U.S. bordering on the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, and the Atlantic; capital Dover area 2057 square miles (5348 square kilometers), population 897,934
3 city in central Ohio north-northwest of Columbus population 34,753

Delawarean

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DELAWARE Defined for Kids

Delaware

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noun Del·a·ware \ ˈde-lə-ˌwer , -wər \

Definition of Delaware for Students

plural Delaware or Delawares
1 :a member of an American Indian people originally of the region from southeastern New York to northern Delaware
2 :the language of the Delaware people


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