Pennsylvania
geographical name state NE United States capital Harrisburg area 45,333 square miles (117,866 square kilometers), population 12,281,054

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  • Pennsylvania — American colony, later U.S. state, 1681, lit. Penn s Woods, a hybrid formed from the surname Penn (Welsh, lit. head ) + L. sylvania (see SYLVAN (Cf. sylvan)). Not named for William Penn, the proprietor, but, on suggestion of Charles II, for Penn… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Pennsylvania — [pen΄səl vān′yə; ] occas [., pen′səlvā′nē ə] [after father of PENN1 William + L sylvania, wooded (land), fem. of sylvanus < sylva, silva, forest: see SYLVAN] Middle Atlantic State of the NE U.S.: one of the 13 original states; 44,817 sq mi… …   English World dictionary

  • Pennsylvania — This article is about the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. For other uses, see Pennsylvania (disambiguation). Pensilvania redirects here. For the town in Colombia, see Pensilvania, Caldas. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania …   Wikipedia

  • pennsylvania — 1. (Pennsylvania) (2245↑, 357↓) Better than your state. Sure, the roads suck, but not as bad as parts of Kentucky. Sure, the people can be dumb, but not as dumb as in Alabama. Sure, the weather sucks, but not as badly as it does in Alaska. Yeah,… …   Urban English dictionary

  • Pennsylvania — /pen seuhl vayn yeuh, vay nee euh/, n. a state in the E United States. 11,886,728; 45,333 sq. mi. (117,410 sq. km). Cap.: Harrisburg. Abbr.: PA (for use with zip code), Pa., Penn., Penna. * * * I officially Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State (pop …   Universalium

  • Pennsylvania — Penn|syl|va|nia [pɛnsɪl veɪnjə], Penn|syl|va|ni|en […zɪl…]; s: Bundesstaat der USA. * * * Pennsylvania   [englisch pensl veɪnjə], Abkürzung Pa., postamtlich PA, Bundesstaat im Nordosten der USA, 119 291 km2, (1999) 11,994 Mio. Einwohner (1790:… …   Universal-Lexikon

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