- a city in South Yorkshire, in N England.
- a city in NW Alabama, on the Tennessee River.
Examples from the Web for sheffield
As a major source for steel during World War II, Sheffield was a frequent target of bombing raids.
John Robert Cocker was born on May 20, 1944, in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
There was snow on the ground when I made my last trip to see Sheffield.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
At some point, the brothers decided to head up to Kansas City and found jobs at Armco, still known locally as Sheffield Steel.Those Kansas City Blues: A Family History
October 24, 2014
LaPlante also knew the tree-lined Chicago street—Sheffield Avenue—where she set the novel.The Detective Who Can't Remember Clues
July 27, 2011
It is a busy district between Racine and Sheffield (251 miles).Afloat on the Ohio
Reuben Gold Thwaites
At first the ideas of the Sheffield Association were somewhat parochial.
Most threatening of all is the situation at Manchester and Sheffield.
For the same reason Cutler is a rare name in Sheffield, where all are cutlers.The Romance of Names
"That's all very good, but it won't go down," laughed Sheffield.Down the Rhine
- a city in N England, in Sheffield unitary authority, South Yorkshire on the River Don: important centre of steel manufacture and of the cutlery industry; Sheffield university (1905) and Sheffield Hallam University (1992). Pop: 439 866 (2001)
- a unitary authority in N England, in South Yorkshire. Pop: 512 500 (2003 est). Area: 368 sq km (142 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for sheffield
manufacturing city in Yorkshire, noted for cutlery and metalwork since at least 14c. The name is from late Old English Scafeld "Open Land by the River Sheaf," an Old English river name, perhaps from sceað "boundary."
City in northern England.