- Baron. De La Warr, 12th Baron.
- a state in the eastern United States, on the Atlantic coast. 2057 sq. mi. (5330 sq. km). Capital: Dover. Abbreviation: DE (for use with zip code), Del.
- a city in central Ohio.
- a river flowing S from SE New York, along the boundary between Pennsylvania and New Jersey into Delaware Bay. 296 miles (475 km) long.
- a member of a grouping of North American Indian peoples, comprising the Munsee, Unami, and Unalachtigo, formerly occupying the drainage basin of the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River valley, and the intervening area.
- the Eastern Algonquian language of any of the Delaware peoples.
- a red vinifera grape grown for table use that yields a white wine.
- the vine bearing this fruit.
Examples from the Web for delaware
We rented a house in New Castle, Delaware, that doubled as our filming location and lodging for the actors.Nitehawk Shorts Festival: ‘Brute,’ a Twisted Take on Playing in the Dark
November 28, 2014
Some months after Coltrane died, I was visiting a black college in Delaware.The Stacks: John Coltrane’s Mighty Musical Quest
October 18, 2014
I was impressed at the time to hear Biden schmooze with Maliki as if he were the governor of Delaware.Exposed: The White House’s Professor-in-Chief
October 8, 2014
But watching this from what I call my “bench on the beach” in Delaware I had been watching [Ebola coverage] all summer.Meet America’s New Top Ebola Fighter
September 26, 2014
Since then, bills legalizing same-sex marriage have been passed in Rhode Island and Delaware.The Coming Gay Marriage Witch Hunt
June 19, 2014
I believe the whole crew of the Delaware was sorry when the cruise was up.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
If you mean the younger Delaware, he, too, has gone down with the water.
An evil spirit has been among us, and the Delaware has blinded our eyes.
"Beat it," repeated the young Delaware at the elbow of the scout.
Then the Delaware invited his guest to enter his own lodge, and share his morning meal.
- plural -wares or -ware a member of a North American Indian people formerly living near the Delaware River
- the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
- a state of the northeastern US, on the Delmarva Peninsula: mostly flat and low-lying, with hills in the extreme north and cypress swamps in the extreme south. Capital: Dover. Pop: 817 491 (2003 est). Area: 5004 sq km (1932 sq miles)Abbreviation: Del., (with zip code) DE
- a river in the northeastern US, rising in the Catskill Mountains and flowing south into Delaware Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic. Length 660 km (410 miles)
- an American variety of grape that has sweet light red fruit
Word Origin and History for delaware
U.S. state, river, Indian tribe, named for the bay, which was named for Baron (commonly "Lord") De la Warr (Thomas West, 1577-1618), first English colonial governor of Virginia. The family name is attested from 1201, from Delaware in Brasted, Kent, probably ultimately from de la werre "of the war" (a warrior), from Old French werre/guerre "war."