[ see-at-l ]

  1. Seatlh, c1790–1866, Suquamish leader: Seattle, Washington, named after him.

  2. a seaport in W Washington, on Puget Sound.

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British Dictionary definitions for Seattle


/ (sɪˈætəl) /

  1. a port in W Washington, on the isthmus between Lake Washington and Puget Sound: the largest city in the state and chief commercial centre of the Northwest; two universities. Pop: 569 101 (2003 est)

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Cultural definitions for Seattle


[ (see-at-l) ]

The largest city in the state of Washington.

Notes for Seattle

Although no longer the headquarters of the Boeing Aircraft Company, the Seattle region still contains many Boeing facilities.

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