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[wil-ming-tuh n]
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  1. a seaport in N Delaware, on the Delaware River.
  2. a seaport in SE North Carolina, on the Cape Fear River.
  3. a city in NE Massachusetts.
  4. a town in SW Ohio.
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Related formsWil·ming·to·ni·an [wil-ming-toh-nee-uh n] /ˌwɪl mɪŋˈtoʊ ni ən/, noun
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  • The Colonel got on board and bidding us "good-night," went on to Wilmington.

    Among the Pines

    James R. Gilmore

  • But he was then living near Wilmington, Delaware, and the news was long in reaching him.

    Mary Wollstonecraft

    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

  • The “Letters” were published in the same year, 1796, in Wilmington, Delaware.

    Mary Wollstonecraft

    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

  • Monday morning he preached at Wilmington to a vast assemblage.

  • There was nothing for him to do but retreat to Wilmington, the nearest point on the coast.

British Dictionary definitions for wilmington


  1. a port in N Delaware, on the Delaware River: industrial centre. Pop: 72 051 (2003 est)
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