Dictionary.com

Seattle

[ see-at-l ]
/ siˈæt l /
Save This Word!

noun
Seatlh, c1790–1866, Suquamish leader: Seattle, Washington, named after him.
a seaport in W Washington, on Puget Sound.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use Seattle in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Seattle

Seattle
/ (sɪˈætəl) /

noun
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

Cultural definitions for Seattle

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.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK