[ del-uh-wair ]
/ ˈdɛl əˌwɛər /

noun, plural Del·a·wares, (especially collectively) Del·a·ware for 5.


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British Dictionary definitions for delaware (1 of 3)

/ (ˈdɛləˌwɛə) /


plural -wares or -ware a member of a North American Indian people formerly living near the Delaware River
the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family

British Dictionary definitions for delaware (2 of 3)

/ (ˈdɛləˌwɛə) /


a state of the northeastern US, on the Delmarva Peninsula: mostly flat and low-lying, with hills in the extreme north and cypress swamps in the extreme south. Capital: Dover. Pop: 817 491 (2003 est). Area: 5004 sq km (1932 sq miles)Abbreviation: Del., (with zip code) DE
a river in the northeastern US, rising in the Catskill Mountains and flowing south into Delaware Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic. Length 660 km (410 miles)

British Dictionary definitions for delaware (3 of 3)

/ (ˈdɛləˌwɛə) /


an American variety of grape that has sweet light red fruit
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Cultural definitions for delaware


State in the eastern United States bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and Maryland to the west and south. Its capital is Dover, and its largest city is Wilmington.

notes for Delaware

One of the thirteen colonies.
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