[ plim-uh th ]
/ ˈplɪm əθ /


a seaport in SW Devonshire, in SW England, on the English Channel: naval base; the departing point of the Mayflower 1620.
a city in SE Massachusetts: the oldest town in New England, founded by the Pilgrims 1620.
a town in SE Minnesota.
a town in NW Connecticut.
a town in and the capital of Montserrat, West Indies.

Definition for plymouth (2 of 2)

[ mont-suh-rat; for 2 also Spanish mawn-ser-raht ]
/ ˌmɒnt səˈræt; for 2 also Spanish ˌmɔn sɛrˈrɑt /


an island in the Leeward Islands, in the SE West Indies: a British crown colony. 39½ sq. mi. (102 sq. km). Capital: Plymouth.
a mountain in NE Spain, NW of Barcelona: the site of Montserrat Monastery. 4058 feet (1237 meters). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for plymouth (1 of 2)

/ (ˈplɪməθ) /


a port in SW England, in Plymouth unitary authority, SW Devon, on Plymouth Sound (an inlet of the English Channel): Britain's chief port in Elizabethan times; the last port visited by the Pilgrim Fathers in the Mayflower before sailing to America; naval base; university (1992). Pop: 243 795 (2001)
a unitary authority in SW England, in Devon. Pop: 241 500 (2003 est). Area: 76 sq km (30 sq miles)
a city in SE Massachusetts, on Plymouth Bay: the first permanent European settlement in New England; founded by the Pilgrim Fathers. Pop: 54 109 (2003 est)
the former capital of Montserrat, in the Caribbean; largely destroyed by volcanic eruption in 1997

British Dictionary definitions for plymouth (2 of 2)



(ˌmɒntsəˈræt) a volcanic island in the Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands: a UK Overseas Territory: much of the island rendered uninhabitable by volcanic eruptions in 1997. Capital: Brades (replacing Plymouth, effectively destroyed by the eruption). Pop: 5189 (2013 est). Area: 103 sq km (40 sq miles)
(Spanish mɔnsɛˈrrat) a mountain in NE Spain, northwest of Barcelona: famous Benedictine monastery. Height: 1235 m (4054 ft)Ancient name: Mons Serratus (mɒnz səˈrætəs)
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