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1. The largest city of Delaware, on the Delaware River southwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded as Fort Christina by Swedish settlers in 1638 and held by the Dutch from 1655 until 1664, when it was taken by the English. E.I. Du Pont built a powder mill nearby in 1802, which established Wilmington's chemical industry. Following the liberalization of Delaware's banking laws in the 1980s, the city became a center of the credit card industry.
2. A city of southeast North Carolina near the mouth of the Cape Fear River south of Raleigh. Settled c. 1730, it is the state's largest port and was used by blockade runners during the Civil War.
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(Placename) a port in N Delaware, on the Delaware River: industrial centre. Pop: 72 051 (2003 est)
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(ˈwɪl mɪŋ tən)

1. a seaport in N Delaware, on the Delaware River. 70,210.
2. a seaport in SE North Carolina, on the Cape Fear River. 55,810.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Wilmington - a town in southeastern North Carolina on the Cape Fear River
NC, North Carolina, Old North State, Tar Heel State - a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies
2.Wilmington - the largest city in Delaware
Delaware Memorial Bridge - a suspension bridge across the Delaware River
DE, Diamond State, First State, Delaware - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
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