Seatlh, c1790–1866, Suquamish leader: Seattle, Washington, named after him.
a seaport in W Washington, on Puget Sound. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for seattle

Contemporary Examples of seattle

  • Strange as it may seem, I first pondered this question in the airport concourse at Seattle.

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    Beer Countries vs. Wine Countries

    Clive Irving

    December 7, 2014

  • I was with Joe, an old friend, last week in Seattle to celebrate the restoration of that very first 747.

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    The Sexy Dream of the 747

    Clive Irving

    October 26, 2014

  • Fryberg was “a really good kid,” and “well liked,” according to someone who knew the family and spoke to The Seattle Times.

  • Seattle is one of the most recent, with its city council voting this year to adopt the indigenous version of the holiday.

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    Keep the Holiday, Lose Columbus

    Carrie Gibson

    October 13, 2014

  • While playing for the Seattle Mariners from 1998 to 2000, A-Rod hit 125 home runs, 51 at home and 74 on the road.

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    In Defense of A-Roid

    Allen Barra

    September 5, 2014

Historical Examples of seattle

  • The rates from Seattle to the Springs are $1.50 more, in each case, than the Tacoma rates.

  • As the Seattle lost headway, he put the wheel over some more.

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    Jack London

  • Boastfully, they sent us newsreels of their entries into Portland and Seattle.

  • And then, as beginning a new voyage, the Elsinore will depart for Seattle.

  • The honeymoon shall be on the Elsinore from Valparaiso all the way to Seattle?

British Dictionary definitions for seattle



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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for seattle


city founded 1853, named for Seatlh (c.1790-1866), native chief who befriended white settlers. His name is in the Salishan tongue.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

seattle in Culture



The largest city in the state of Washington.


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