Yahoo Dictionary Web Search

  1. Penn·syl·va·nia
    IPA[ˌpensəlˈvānyə]
    • 1. a state in the northeastern US; population 12,448,279 (est. 2008); capital, Harrisburg. Founded in 1682 by William Penn, it was one of the original thirteen states of the Union and ratified the US Constitution in 1787.

    • a state in the north-eastern US; population 12,448,279 (est. 2008); capital, Harrisburg. Founded in 1682 by William Penn, it was one of the original thirteen states of the Union and ratified the US Constitution in 1787.
    • noun

      a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania, chiefly by descendants of 17th- and 18th-century Protestant immigrants from the Rhineland.

      the German-speaking inhabitants of Pennsylvania, descendants of 17th- and 18th-century Protestant immigrants from the Rhineland.

    • a street in Washington, DC, along which the White House (at number 1600) and Capitol Hill are situated.
    • noun

      a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania, chiefly by descendants of 17th- and 18th-century Protestant immigrants from the Rhineland.

      the German-speaking inhabitants of Pennsylvania, descendants of 17th- and 18th-century Protestant immigrants from the Rhineland.

  1. 5 results