Plymouth


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Plym·outh

 (plĭm′əth)
1. A city of southwest England on Plymouth Sound, an inlet of the English Channel. A major port, it was the embarkation point for the fleet that fought the Spanish Armada (1588).
2. A town of southeast Massachusetts on Plymouth Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Boston. Founded in 1620 by Pilgrims, who supposedly set foot on Plymouth Rock when disembarking from the Mayflower, it was the center of Plymouth Colony. The colony was governed under precepts laid down in the Mayflower Compact until 1691, when it was absorbed by the royal colony of Massachusetts.

Plymouth

(ˈplɪməθ)
n
1. (Placename) a port in SW England, in Plymouth unitary authority, SW Devon, on Plymouth Sound (an inlet of the English Channel): Britain's chief port in Elizabethan times; the last port visited by the Pilgrim Fathers in the Mayflower before sailing to America; naval base; university (1992). Pop: 243 795 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in SW England, in Devon. Pop: 241 500 (2003 est). Area: 76 sq km (30 sq miles)
3. (Placename) a city in SE Massachusetts, on Plymouth Bay: the first permanent European settlement in New England; founded by the Pilgrim Fathers. Pop: 54 109 (2003 est)
4. (Placename) the former capital of Montserrat, in the Caribbean; largely destroyed by volcanic eruption in 1997

Plym•outh

(ˈplɪm əθ)

n.
1. a seaport in SW Devonshire, in SW England, on the English Channel: the departing point of the Mayflower 1620. 257,900.
2. a city in SE Massachusetts: the oldest town in New England, founded by the Pilgrims 1620. 35,913.
3. a town in SE Minnesota. 52,740.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Plymouth - a town in Massachusetts founded by Pilgrims in 1620Plymouth - a town in Massachusetts founded by Pilgrims in 1620
Bay State, Massachusetts, Old Colony, MA - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
Plymouth Colony - colony formed by the Pilgrims when they arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620; it was absorbed into the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691
Plymouth Rock - a boulder in Plymouth supposed to be where the Pilgrims disembarked from the Mayflower
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He looked rather distressed as he added, that he had been staying with some friends near Plymouth.
ON the seventh of June, the owners of the merchantman Deliverance received news that the ship had touched at Plymouth to land passengers, and had then continued her homeward voyage to the Port of London.
They took a lodging in the house where I lived, for a week; at the expiration of which time they were to start for Plymouth.
By such tests the men of science were won over, and by the middle of 1877 Bell received a "vociferous welcome" when he addressed them at their annual convention at Plymouth.
Oration at Plymouth, December 22, 1802, in Commemoration of the Landing of the Pilgrims.
The bigoted and haughty primate, Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, controlled the religious affairs of the realm, and was consequently invested with powers which might have wrought the utter ruin of the two Puritan colonies, Plymouth and Massachusetts.
So Grandfather talked about the Puritans, {Foot Note: It is more precise to give the name of Pilgrims to those Englishmen who went to Holland and afterward to Plymouth.
He was a Plymouth man, I think, the son of a country doctor, and both his elder boys were studying medicine.
With the exception of one or two outports in France, and an occasional visit to Portsmouth, Plymouth, and Deal, he had in reality seen no more of mankind, however, than if he had been riding a donkey in one of his native mines.
At the after end, behind a well-used Plymouth stove, sat a boy about his own age, with a flat red face and a pair of twinkling grey eyes.
But you, yourself, brought Mrs Harville, her sister, her cousin, and three children, round from Portsmouth to Plymouth.
Then when you arrive at Plymouth or Southampton or whatever port you are bound for, wait on board, and I will meet you at the earliest hour possible.