Definition of Philadelphia in English:


Line breaks: Phila|del¦phia
Pronunciation: /ˌfɪləˈdɛlfɪə
The chief city of Pennsylvania, on the Delaware River; population 1,447,395 (est. 2008). Established as a Quaker colony by William Penn and others in 1681, it was the site in 1776 of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and in 1787 of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.


from Greek philadelphia 'brotherly love'.



noun& adjective
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  • Pennsylvania's eastern coal deposits, on the other hand, were hard-to-burn anthracite that Philadelphians rejected as ‘stone.’
  • Besides English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Gaelic, Philadelphians spoke a host of African and Native American languages.

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