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[uh-nap-uh-lis] /əˈnæp ə lɪs/
a seaport in and the capital of Maryland, in the central part, on Chesapeake Bay: U.S. Naval Academy.


[mer-uh-luh nd] /ˈmɛr ə lənd/
a state in the E United States, on the Atlantic coast. 10,577 sq. mi. (27,395 sq. km).
Capital: Annapolis.
Abbreviation: MD (for use with zip code), Md.
Related forms
Marylander, noun Unabridged
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  • He was going to Annapolis, where Congress was in session, in order to resign his command.

  • While waiting for orders to Annapolis, he saw her many times, but she did not change to him.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • We will ride on ahead, since it is likely to annoy you, but I must go into Annapolis this morning.

    Peggy Stewart at School Gabrielle E. Jackson
  • It was done, and the flames did for Annapolis what the "Mohawks" had done for Boston.

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  • Winniett had a violent altercation with Captain Sinclair of the Annapolis garrison about this boat.

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British Dictionary definitions for Annapolis


the capital of Maryland, near the mouth of the Severn River on Chesapeake Bay: site of the US Naval Academy. Pop: 36 178 (2003 est)


/ˈmɛərɪˌlænd; ˈmɛrɪlənd/
a state of the eastern US, on the Atlantic: divided into two unequal parts by Chesapeake Bay: mostly low-lying, with the Alleghenies in the northwest Capital: Annapolis. Pop: 5 508 909 (2003 est). Area: 31 864 sq km (12 303 sq miles) Abbreviation Md, (with zip code) MD
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Annapolis


U.S. state, named for Henrietta Maria (1609-1669), wife of English King Charles I. Related: Marylander.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Annapolis in Culture
Annapolis [(uh-nap-uh-lis)]

Capital of Maryland.

Note: Location of the United States Naval Academy.

Maryland definition

State in the eastern United States bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Delaware to the east, and Virginia and West Virginia to the south and west. Its capital is Annapolis. Baltimore is its largest city.

Note: One of the thirteen colonies.
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