a seaport in and the capital of Maryland, in the central part, on Chesapeake Bay: U.S. Naval Academy.


[mer-uh-luh nd]


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.
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  • Congress resolved that a monument should be erected to him at Annapolis.

  • I had never been further on the road between Halifax and Annapolis, than to Cornwallis.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The only way to git into the Navy is to go through Annapolis, and git an education.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • The midshipmen's course is six years--four at Annapolis, and two at sea.

    Boy Scouts Handbook

    Boy Scouts of America

  • She went to Washington, and thence to the hospitals at Annapolis.

    Winning His Way

    Charles Carleton Coffin

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)



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
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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

annapolis in Culture



Capital of Maryland.


Location of the United States Naval Academy.


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.


One of the thirteen colonies.
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