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 (pĕn′səl-vān′yə, -vā′nē-ə) Abbr. PA or Pa. or Penn. or Penna.
A state of the eastern United States. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was explored by Europeans in the early 1600s, settled by Swedes in 1634, and granted by an English royal charter to William Penn in 1681. The Mason-Dixon Line (surveyed in 1763-1767) established the colony's southern boundary and was extended westward in 1784. Pennsylvania played a crucial role in the American Revolution and ratified the US Constitution in 1787. Harrisburg is the capital and Philadelphia the largest city.


(Placename) a state of the northeastern US: almost wholly in the Appalachians, with the Allegheny Plateau to the west and a plain in the southeast; the second most important US state for manufacturing. Capital: Harrisburg. Pop: 12 365 455 (2003 est). Area: 116 462 sq km (44 956 sq miles). Abbreviation: Pa, Penn, Penna or PA (with zip code)


(ˌpɛn səlˈveɪn yə, -ˈveɪ ni ə)

a state in the E United States. 12,281,054; 45,333 sq. mi. (117,410 sq. km). Cap.: Harrisburg. Abbr.: PA, Pa., Penn., Penna.
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Noun1.Pennsylvania - a Mid-Atlantic statePennsylvania - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Battle of Gettysburg, Gettysburg - a battle of the American Civil War (1863); the defeat of Robert E. Lee's invading Confederate Army was a major victory for the Union
University of Pennsylvania, Penn, Pennsylvania - a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Mid-Atlantic states - a region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland
Allentown - a city in eastern Pennsylvania; an industrial and commercial center
Altoona - a town in central Pennsylvania
Bethlehem - a town in eastern Pennsylvania on the Lehigh River to the northwest of Philadelphia; an important center for steel production
Erie - a port city on Lake Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania
Gettysburg - a small town in southern Pennsylvania; site of a national cemetery
capital of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg - capital of Pennsylvania; located in southern part of state
Chester - a city of southeastern Pennsylvania on the Delaware river (an industrial suburb of Philadelphia)
City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia - the largest city in Pennsylvania; located in the southeastern part of the state on the Delaware river; site of Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed; site of the University of Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh - a city in southwestern Pennsylvania where the confluence of the Allegheny River and Monongahela River forms the Ohio River; long an important urban industrial area; site of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh
Alleghenies, Allegheny Mountains - the western part of the Appalachian Mountains; extending from northern Pennsylvania to southwestern Virginia
Allegheny, Allegheny River - a river that rises in Pennsylvania and flows north into New York and then back south through Pennsylvania again to join the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh which is the beginning of the Ohio River
Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Mountains - a range of the Appalachians extending from southern Pennsylvania to northern Georgia
Lehigh River - a river in eastern Pennsylvania that flows southeast into the Delaware River
Monongahela, Monongahela River - a river that rises in northern West Virginia and flows north into Pennsylvania where it joins the Allegheny River at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River
Susquehanna, Susquehanna River - a river in the northeastern United States that rises in New York and flows southward through Pennsylvania and Maryland into Chesapeake Bay
2.Pennsylvania - one of the British colonies that formed the United States
3.Pennsylvania - a university in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPennsylvania - a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ivy League - a league of universities and colleges in the northeastern United States that have a reputation for scholastic achievement and social prestige
Keystone State, Pennsylvania, PA - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies


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In his youth Wing Biddlebaum had been a school teacher in a town in Pennsylvania.
When my odd friend Riley and I were newspaper correspondents in Washington, in the winter of '67, we were coming down Pennsylvania Avenue one night, near midnight, in a driving storm of snow, when the flash of a street-lamp fell upon a man who was eagerly tearing along in the opposite direction.
I will do the same; and when I get to the head of the bay, I will turn my canoe adrift, and walk straight through Delaware into Pennsylvania.
Colonel Scott was the President of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and therefore a man of the highest prestige in the city.
This draft was prepared by John Dickinson, then a delegate from Pennsylvania, who voted against the Declaration of Independence, and never signed it, having been superseded by a new election of delegates from that State, eight days after his draft was reported.
Let the point of extreme depression to which our national dignity and credit have sunk, let the inconveniences felt everywhere from a lax and ill administration of government, let the revolt of a part of the State of North Carolina, the late menacing disturbances in Pennsylvania, and the actual insurrections and rebellions in Massachusetts, declare -- !
According to the constitution of Pennsylvania, the president, who is the head of the executive department, is annually elected by a vote in which the legislative department predominates.
It traversed Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey like a flash, rushing through towns with antique names, some of which had streets and car-tracks, but as yet no houses.
Messages were sent to the other governors of New England, and to New York and Pennsylvania, entreating them to unite in this crusade against the French.
As a message referring to an iron crisis in Pennsylvania, it was interesting, if not lucid.
An ancestor of Marmaduke Temple had, about one hundred and twenty years before the commencement of our tale, come to the colony of Pennsylvania, a friend and co-religionist of its great patron.
East o' him - he's a heap better'n he rows - is Pennsylvania.

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