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Penn·syl·va·nia

 (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.

Pennsylvania

(ˌpɛnsɪlˈveɪnɪə)
n
(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)

Penn•syl•va•nia

(ˌpɛn səlˈveɪn yə, -ˈveɪ ni ə)

n.
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
Translations
Pennsylvanie
Pensilvânia

Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

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Douglass was travelling in the state of Pennsylvania, and was forced, on account of his colour, to ride in the baggage-car, in spite of the fact that he had paid the same price for his passage that the other passengers had paid.
In the outskirts, stands a great prison, called the Eastern Penitentiary: conducted on a plan peculiar to the state of Pennsylvania.
Last year, Kahr made the decision to move its headquarters out of New York to the more gun-friendly state of Pennsylvania.
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SIR - I was interested to read the letter from Dr Wood from N Virginia (Western Mail, January 10) and his reference to Welsh presence in that area and the state of Pennsylvania.
In addition to seeing nearly 150 students a day as a dance instructor at the Philadelphia High School for Girls, Friedlander has also helped draft dance education standards for the state of Pennsylvania and a dance curriculum for Philadelphia schools.
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So when the state of Pennsylvania issued a call to providers to participate in a program known as PACE, Grane was ready.
Before the crash of 1929, Morgan raised $100,000 from relatives and businesspeople in his home state of Pennsylvania and put together what he felt would be a stable financial portfolio, called the Industrial and Power Securities Co.

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