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Baron, De La Warr, 12th Baron.
a state in the eastern United States, on the Atlantic coast. 2057 sq. mi. (5330 sq. km).
Capital: Dover.
Abbreviation: DE (for use with zip code), Del.
a city in central Ohio.
a river flowing S from SE New York, along the boundary between Pennsylvania and New Jersey into Delaware Bay. 296 miles (475 km) long.
a member of a grouping of North American Indian peoples, comprising the Munsee, Unami, and Unalachtigo, formerly occupying the drainage basin of the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River valley, and the intervening area.
the Eastern Algonquian language of any of the Delaware peoples.

a red vinifera grape grown for table use that yields a white wine.
the vine bearing this fruit.

Contemporary Examples

Once they sped to Delaware, state officials were eager to help the couple.
States Seek to Turn Back Clock on Military Gay Couples With Marriage Rights Hanqing Chen November 27, 2013

Delaware, with its small electorate and winner-take-all prize, is his remaining best chance to get a third state behind him.
Newt Gingrich, Increasingly Irrelevant, Bets It All on Delaware Ben Jacobs April 2, 2012

Now he is even moving to Delaware to establish a foothold in America.
Companies Discover Untapped Brainpower: Autistics Joshua Kendall July 20, 2013

Next to her is Ken, a 43­-year-­old who drove from Delaware to participate in his first patrol.
Riding Along With a Towson University Student’s ‘White Patrol’ Caitlin Dickson April 23, 2013

While Romney and Santorum duke it out in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, Gingrich settles for wooing Delaware.
Newt Gingrich, Increasingly Irrelevant, Bets It All on Delaware Ben Jacobs April 2, 2012

Historical Examples

It seemed that all Delaware colony must be at the waterfront.
The Black Buccaneer Stephen W. Meader

I believe the whole crew of the Delaware was sorry when the cruise was up.
Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper

The Delaware, from its source in the Catskills to the sea, is about three hundred and sixty miles in length.
America, Volume I (of 6) Joel Cook

At first the Hurons believed the Delaware had been thus deformed by witchcraft.
The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper

But New Jersey and Delaware, mindful of recent grievances, were not to be argued down or soothed.
The Critical Period of American History John Fiske

(pl) -wares, -ware. a member of a North American Indian people formerly living near the Delaware River
the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
a state of the northeastern US, on the Delmarva Peninsula: mostly flat and low-lying, with hills in the extreme north and cypress swamps in the extreme south. Capital: Dover. Pop: 817 491 (2003 est). Area: 5004 sq km (1932 sq miles) Abbreviation Del., (with zip code) DE
a river in the northeastern US, rising in the Catskill Mountains and flowing south into Delaware Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic. Length 660 km (410 miles)
an American variety of grape that has sweet light red fruit

U.S. state, river, Indian tribe, named for the bay, which was named for Baron (commonly “Lord”) De la Warr (Thomas West, 1577-1618), first English colonial governor of Virginia. The family name is attested from 1201, from Delaware in Brasted, Kent, probably ultimately from de la werre “of the war” (a warrior), from Old French werre/guerre “war.”

State in the eastern United States bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and Maryland to the west and south. Its capital is Dover, and its largest city is Wilmington.

Note: One of the thirteen colonies.


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