- a state in the E United States. 45,333 sq. mi. (117,410 sq. km). Capital: Harrisburg. Abbreviation: PA (for use with zip code), Pa., Penn., Penna.
Examples from the Web for pennsylvania
We are not told that Cooper had been able to vote without hindrance when she lived in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
No alarms were triggered as she strolled out of the Giant supermarket in Limerick, Pennsylvania, and nobody thought otherwise.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks
December 19, 2014
The University of Pennsylvania claims to be “America's First University.”North Korea's Top College: Brainwash U
December 13, 2014
Pennsylvania, where the assault is alleged to have taken place, has a 12-year statute of limitations on sexual assault.No Wonder Cosby's Keeping Quiet: He Could Still Be Prosecuted
November 23, 2014
The politics look potentially most amenable in Pennsylvania, and even there a GOP legislature has to go along.Will GOP Govs Really Rescue Obamacare?
November 12, 2014
In these old times the Mohawk Indians were still numerous in Pennsylvania.Biographical Stories
I'd suggest, at a hazard guess, some place in the interior of Pennsylvania.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
The history of the Pennsylvania portion of the line reflects no credit on that State.
In 1862, the road was opened from Corry to Meadville, Pennsylvania.
General Lee was encouraged to assume the offensive, and to invade Pennsylvania.The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
- a state of the northeastern US: almost wholly in the Appalachians, with the Allegheny Plateau to the west and a plain in the southeast; the second most important US state for manufacturing. Capital: Harrisburg. Pop: 12 365 455 (2003 est). Area: 116 462 sq km (44 956 sq miles)Abbreviation: Pa, Penn, Penna, (with zip code) PA
Word Origin and History for pennsylvania
American colony, later U.S. state, 1681, literally "Penn's Woods," a hybrid formed from the surname Penn (Welsh, literally "head") + Latin sylvania (see sylvan). Not named for William Penn, the proprietor, but, on suggestion of Charles II, for Penn's late father, Admiral William Penn (1621-1670), who had lent the king the money that was repaid to the son in the form of land for a Quaker settlement in America. The story goes that the younger Penn wanted to call it New Wales, but the king's secretary, a Welshman of orthodox religion, wouldn't hear of it. Pennsylvania Dutch is attested from 1824.