- Earl ofEdward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1881–1959, British statesman.
- a seaport in and the capital of Nova Scotia, in SE Canada.
- a city in West Yorkshire, in N central England.
- a peninsula and province in SE Canada: once a part of the French province of Acadia. 21,068 sq. mi. (54,565 sq. km). Capital: Halifax.
- Informal. Nova Scotia salmon.
Examples from the Web for halifax
McCain told The Daily Beast in an interview this past weekend at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada.U.S. Hasn’t Even Started Training Rebel Army to Fight ISIS
November 25, 2014
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia—It's amazing what some fresh Nova Scotia air can do.Politics End In Halifax As Democratic and GOP Senators Seek Common Ground on National Security
November 22, 2014
In August, authorities in Canada learned that 16 vials of Midazolam had been stolen from a Halifax hospital.Alleged U.Va. Abductor Accused of Rape at Christian College
September 28, 2014
As for Halifax, he was not known as “the Holy Fox” for nothing, and knew perfectly well what he was doing.Madeleine Albright’s ‘Prague Winter’ Blends History and Family Saga
April 25, 2012
I think, my father left Halifax some time before the prince.
I felt more, in quitting this ship, than I did in quitting Halifax.
It lies about three miles from the town of Halifax, but not in sight.
He was then sent on the Halifax station, where he gave himself up again.
Even the Frasers were not visited, so strong was my dislike to have anything to do with Halifax.
- a port in SE Canada, capital of Nova Scotia, on the Atlantic: founded in 1749 as a British stronghold. Pop: 276 221 (2001)
- a town in N England, in Calderdale unitary authority, West Yorkshire: textiles. Pop: 83 570 (2001)
- Charles Montagu, Earl of Halifax. 1661–1715, British statesman; founder of the National Debt (1692) and the Bank of England (1694)
- Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Earl of Halifax. 1881–1959, British Conservative statesman. He was viceroy of India (1926–31), foreign secretary (1938–40), and ambassador to the US (1941–46)
- George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax, known as the Trimmer. 1633–95, British politician, noted for his wavering opinions. He opposed the exclusion of the Catholic James II from the throne but later supported the Glorious Revolution
- a peninsula in E Canada, between the Gulf of St Lawrence and the Bay of Fundy
- a province of E Canada, consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island: first settled by the French as Acadia. Capital: Halifax. Pop: 936 960 (2004 est). Area: 52 841 sq km (20 402 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for halifax
place in West Yorkshire, from Old English halh "secluded spot" + feax "rough grass," literally "hair." In popular expressions coupled with Hull and Hell since at least 1620s.