[ shef-eeld ]


  1. a city in South Yorkshire, in N England.
  2. a city in NW Alabama, on the Tennessee River.


/ ˈʃɛfiːld /


  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)


  1. 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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Example Sentences

Sheffield says her employers have been “no less than 100% supportive over the last three months, never pushing me to come back to work and yet still making me feel included and valued.”

From Digiday

Their arrival is celebrated by residents outside the city of Sheffield, England where restored wetlands offer prime roost habitat, and where vast horizons make a perfect theater for evening murmurations.

Sheffield has been one of the worst pitchers in baseball by WAR.

This fascinating map is made by Alasdair Rae of Sheffield, England, a former professor of urban studies who is the founder of Automatic Knowledge.

From Axios

Again, says Sheffield, software management plays a role in tweaking range.

As a major source for steel during World War II, Sheffield was a frequent target of bombing raids.

John Robert Cocker was born on May 20, 1944, in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

I gave statements to then-Captain Michael Sheffield on several different occasions.

There was snow on the ground when I made my last trip to see Sheffield.

At some point, the brothers decided to head up to Kansas City and found jobs at Armco, still known locally as Sheffield Steel.

Next month I believe Mrs. P. and myself shall pay a short visit to Sheffield place.

Our plan seems to be to visit Sheffield Place towards the end of next week.

If any parcels or letters directed to me should arrive at Sheffield you will be so good as to return them by the Coach.

In consequence of the contests that took place in Sheffield on the subject, up to the year 1818, no rate has existed there since.

The "flying-machine," or coach, between London and Sheffield was fully three days on its journey.


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