Baltimore

1
[bawl-tuh-mawr, -mohr]
noun
  1. a black nymphalid butterfly, Melitaea phaeton, characterized by orange-red, yellow, and white markings, common in those areas of the northeastern U.S. where turtlehead, the food plant of its larvae, is found.

Origin of Baltimore

1
see origin at Baltimore oriole

Baltimore

2
[bawl-tuh-mawr, -mohr]
noun
  1. David,born 1938, U.S. microbiologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1975.
  2. Lord. Sir George Calvert.
  3. a seaport in N Maryland, on an estuary near the Chesapeake Bay.
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Examples from the Web for baltimore

Contemporary Examples of baltimore

Historical Examples of baltimore

  • This news stimulated the directors of the Baltimore and Ohio to try the locomotive.

    The Age of Invention

    Holland Thompson

  • There is no authoritative account of the construction of the Baltimore monument.

  • See the great ball which they roll from Baltimore to Bunker hill!

    Essays, Second Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Everybody in Baltimore knows of them," declared Jim with full civic pride.

    Mixed Faces

    Roy Norton

  • I have both rhyme and reason for remembering my young friends of Baltimore.

    The Emigrant

    Frederick William Thomas


British Dictionary definitions for baltimore

Baltimore

1
noun
  1. a port in N Maryland, on Chesapeake Bay. Pop: Pop: 628 670 (2003 est)

Baltimore

2
noun
  1. David . born 1938, US molecular biologist: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1975) for his discovery of reverse transcriptase
  2. Lord .See Calvert (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for baltimore

Baltimore

city in Maryland, U.S., founded 1729, named for Cecilius Calvert (1605-1675), 2nd baron Baltimore, who held the charter for Maryland colony; from a small port town in southern Ireland where the family had its seat, from Irish Baile na Tighe Mor, literally "townland of the big house." In old baseball slang, a Baltimore chop was a hit right in front of the plate that bounced high.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

baltimore in Medicine

Baltimore

[bôltə-môr′]David Born 1938
  1. American microbiologist. He shared a 1975 Nobel Prize for research on the interaction of tumor viruses and genetic material.
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baltimore in Science

Baltimore

[bôltə-môr′]David Born 1938
  1. American microbiologist who discovered the enzyme reverse transcriptase, which is capable of passing information from RNA to DNA. Prior to this discovery, it was assumed that information could flow only from DNA to RNA. He won a 1975 Nobel Prize for his research into the connection between viruses and cancer.
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baltimore in Culture

Baltimore

Largest city in Maryland.

Note

Named after Lord Baltimore, founder of the colony of Maryland. The city is a major industrial center and port.
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