Adelaide



a city in and the capital of South Australia, in Australia.
a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “nobility.”.
a state in S Australia. 380,070 sq. mi. (984,380 sq. km).
Capital: Adelaide.
Contemporary Examples

They are, from left to right, Perth (bottom left corner), Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane.
Australia’s Ominously Bright Night Sky Justin Green December 9, 2012

Adelaide isn’t just a doll letting things happen to her, she’s a complicated and centered character with a lot at stake.
New York’s Greatest Show Or How They Did Not Screw Up ‘Guys and Dolls’ Ross Wetzsteon April 5, 2014

Adelaide (Jamie Brewer) on American Horror Story, episode 104, “Halloween Part 1”
‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ and Other Best TV Deaths of 2011 Jace Lacob, Maria Elena Fernandez December 26, 2011

Adelaide, who just wanted to be a pretty girl, deserved so much better than life gave her.
‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ and Other Best TV Deaths of 2011 Jace Lacob, Maria Elena Fernandez December 26, 2011

Charlotte Marshall, a privately practicing clinical psychologist in Adelaide, South Australia echoed Harper.
The Movement for Patient Access to Doctors’ Notes Is Growing Janelle Dumalaon June 1, 2014

Historical Examples

“Thanks and thanks for such kindly appreciation,” replied Bombs, bending low and glancing aside at Adelaide.
The Independence Day Horror at Killsbury Asenath Carver Coolidge

We are now within 140 miles from the nearest Adelaide station.
Explorations in Australia John Forrest

“At the risk of about half a million of money,” remarked Adelaide.
Ravenshoe Henry Kingsley

On the 26th we arrived at Salisbury, twelve miles from Adelaide.
Explorations in Australia John Forrest

“I am going to invite her to Deerfield for August,” said Adelaide.
Witch Winnie’s Mystery, or The Old Oak Cabinet Elizabeth W. Champney

noun
the capital of South Australia: Port Adelaide, 11 km (7 miles) away on St Vincent Gulf, handles the bulk of exports. Pop: 1 002 127 (2001)
noun
a state of S central Australia, on the Great Australian Bight: generally arid, with the Great Victoria Desert in the west central part, the Lake Eyre basin in the northeast, and the Flinders Ranges, Murray River basin, and salt lakes in the southeast. Capital: Adelaide. Pop: 1 531 375 (2003 est). Area: 984 395 sq km 380 070 (sq miles)

fem. proper name, from French Adélaide, from a Germanic source, cf. Old High German Adalhaid, from adal “noble family” (see atheling) + heit “state, rank,” related to Old English -had “person, degree, state, nature” (see -hood). The first element affixed to French fem. ending -ine gave Adeline.

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