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Sheffield

[shef-eeld]
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noun
  1. a city in South Yorkshire, in N England.
  2. a city in NW Alabama, on the Tennessee River.
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Sheffield

noun
  1. a city in N England, in Sheffield unitary authority, South Yorkshire on the River Don: important centre of steel manufacture and of the cutlery industry; Sheffield university (1905) and Sheffield Hallam University (1992). Pop: 439 866 (2001)
  2. a unitary authority in N England, in South Yorkshire. Pop: 512 500 (2003 est). Area: 368 sq km (142 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for sheffield

Sheffield

manufacturing city in Yorkshire, noted for cutlery and metalwork since at least 14c. The name is from late Old English Scafeld "Open Land by the River Sheaf," an Old English river name, perhaps from sceað "boundary."

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sheffield in Culture

Sheffield

City in northern England.

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One of England's leading industrial centers, famous for cutlery manufacture and heavy steel goods.
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