Chesapeake Bay
geographical name inlet of the Atlantic 193 miles (311 kilometers) long in Virginia & Maryland

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Chesapeake Bay — [< Algonquian, lit., place on a big river] arm of the Atlantic, extending north into Va. and Md.: c. 200 mi (320 km) long …   English World dictionary

  • Chesapeake Bay — Coordinates: 36°59′45″N 75°57′34″W / 36.99583°N 75.95944°W / 36.99583; 75.95944 …   Wikipedia

  • Chesapeake Bay — Karte der Chesapeake Bay Die Chesapeake Bay ist die größte Flussmündung in den USA und eine der bedeutendsten Naturlandschaften Nordamerikas. Sie ist quasi ein Teil des Atlantiks, der von Virginia und Maryland umgeben ist. Der Name Chesepiooc der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chesapeake Bay — an inlet of the Atlantic, in Maryland and Virginia. 200 mi. (320 km) long; 4 40 mi. (6 64 km) wide. * * * Inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, eastern U.S. With its lower section in Virginia and its upper section in Maryland, it is 193 mi (311 km) long… …   Universalium

  • Chesapeake Bay — Ches|a|peake Bay a ↑bay (=area of water connected to the sea) on the US east coast, important for trade and shipping …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Chesapeake Bay — Ches′apeake Bay′ n. geg an inlet of the Atlantic, in Maryland and Virginia. 200 mi. (320 km) long; 4–40 mi. (6–64 km) wide …   From formal English to slang

  • Chesapeake Bay — /tʃɛsəpik ˈbeɪ/ (say chesuhpeek bay) noun a large inlet of the Atlantic, in Maryland and Virginia, US. About 320 km long; 6–60 km wide …   Australian English dictionary

  • Chesapeake Bay — noun a large inlet of the North Atlantic between Virginia and Maryland; fed by Susquehanna River • Instance Hypernyms: ↑bay, ↑embayment • Part Holonyms: ↑Maryland, ↑Old Line State, ↑Free State, ↑MD, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • CHESAPEAKE BAY —    a northward extending inlet on the Atlantic coast of the United States, 200 m. long and from 10 to 40 m. broad, cutting Maryland in two …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Chesapeake Bay —  Maryland and Virginia …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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