Definition of Philadelphia in English:

Philadelphia

Syllabification: Phil·a·del·phi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌfiləˈdelfēə
 
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A city in 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 US.

Origin

from Greek philadelphia 'brotherly love'.

Derivatives

Philadelphian

noun & adjective
More example sentences
  • 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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