- Lake, a lake between the NE central United States and SE central Canada: the southernmost lake of the Great Lakes; Commodore Perry's defeat of the British in 1813. 239 miles (385 km) long; 9940 sq. mi. (25,745 sq. km).
- a port in NW Pennsylvania, on Lake Erie.
- a member of a tribe of American Indians formerly living along the southern shore of Lake Erie.
Examples from the Web for erie
Torrey began the research for this project over a year ago when a visit to Erie County Jail in Buffalo, New York left him stunned.U.S. Prisons Becoming De Facto Home of the Mentally Ill
April 10, 2014
The gun-boats just above are the Princeton, the Champlain, the Still Water and the Erie.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, he earned a degree in fine arts from the renowned Boston Conservatory of Music.Broadway's New Queen
March 17, 2011
Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita declined to comment.Night Of The Beheading
Asra Q. Nomani
February 28, 2009
In 1805, the harbor was made a port of entry, and classed within the Erie district.
In 1835, Cleveland, Erie and Sandusky were all struggling for supremacy.
In addition to the interest he had secured in the Erie and Michigan line.
And she had one lower octave of Pipes, like a Brakeman on the Erie.Ade's Fables
The men from Erie, from Suffolk, from anywhere, would not work with me.Theodore Roosevelt and His Times
- plural Eries or Erie a member of a North American Indian people formerly living south of Lake Erie
- the language of this people, possibly belonging to the Iroquoian family
- Lake Erie a lake between the US and Canada: the southernmost and the shallowest of the Great Lakes; empties by the Niagara River into Lake Ontario. Area: 25 718 sq km (9930 sq miles)
- a port in NW Pennsylvania, on Lake Erie. Pop: 101 373 (2003 est)
Word Origin and History for erie
one of the Great Lakes, named for a native Iroquoian people who lived nearby, from French Erie, shortening of Rhiienhonons, said to mean "raccoon nation," perhaps in reference to a totemic animal.