noun, plural Del·a·wares, (especially collectively) Del·a·ware for 5.
- a red vinifera grape grown for table use that yields a white wine.
- the vine bearing this fruit.
Examples from the Web for delaware
We rented a house in New Castle, Delaware, that doubled as our filming location and lodging for the actors.Nitehawk Shorts Festival: ‘Brute,’ a Twisted Take on Playing in the Dark|Julia Grinberg|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was impressed at the time to hear Biden schmooze with Maliki as if he were the governor of Delaware.
But watching this from what I call my “bench on the beach” in Delaware I had been watching [Ebola coverage] all summer.
Since then, bills legalizing same-sex marriage have been passed in Rhode Island and Delaware.
At Woodside Farm Creamery in Hockessin, Delaware, ice cream is all about Jersey cows.
The Delaware was closed from the 1st of December to the 14th of March.Reading the Weather|Thomas Morris Longstreth
Beyond the orchards and great trees the majestic Delaware rolled in purple splendor, dotted with slanting sails.True to His Home|Hezekiah Butterworth
Mr. Clayton, of Delaware, declared to the same purpose, and avowed that Northern men could not be expected to consent to this.A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention|Lucius Eugene Chittenden
His lands are on navigable water, communicating with the Delaware, and but about 16 miles from this city.Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself, Volume II (of 2)|Benjamin Franklin
When I heard that you were a Delaware, my heart grew big for you.Spotted Deer|Elmer Gregor
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Word Origin and History for delaware
U.S. state, river, Indian tribe, named for the bay, which was named for Baron (commonly "Lord") De la Warr (Thomas West, 1577-1618), first English colonial governor of Virginia. The family name is attested from 1201, from Delaware in Brasted, Kent, probably ultimately from de la werre "of the war" (a warrior), from Old French werre/guerre "war."
Culture 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.