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Portsmouth (England)

Definition:

a port city in southern England on the English Channel; Britain's major naval base

Class:

location noun (spatial position)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Pompey

Etymology:

after the city in England
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

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Wikipedia:

Pompey | Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus | Pompey the Great
(Born: September 29, 106 BC, Firmum Picenum, Picenum, Roman Republic – Died: September 28, 48 BC (aged 58), Alexandria, Ptolemaic Egypt)

a military and political leader of the late Roman Republic. He came from a wealthy Italian provincial background, and his father had been the first to establish the family among the Roman nobility. Pompey's immense success as a general while still very... (42 of 7807 words, pronunciation, 7 images)

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Pompey (disambiguation)

a Roman statesman. Pompey may also refer to: Pompey, Meurthe-et-Moselle, a town in Meurthe-et-Moselle department, Lorraine, France. | Pompey, New York, a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. | a nickname for Portsmouth, an English city. a ... (37 of 184 words, 13 definitions)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

Pompey | Cnaeus Pompeius Magnus | Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus | civil war | Magnus, Gnaeus Pompeius | Gnaeus Magnus | Pompey the Great | Magnus, Gnaeus | Pompeius Magnus
(Born: 106 BC – Died: 48 BC)

Roman general, the rival of Julius Caesar. Sometimes called Pompey the Great, he was the son of Cnaeus Pompeius Strabo (consul in 89 BC), a commander ... (26 of 408 words, pronunciation)

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Collins Dictionary:

Pompey | Latin name "Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus" Pompey [sense-specific] | Portsmouth [informal, sense-specific] | Pompey the Great [synonym, sense-specific]

an informal name for "Portsmouth" | 106-48 bc, Roman general and statesman; a member with Caesar and Crassus of the first triumvirate (60). He later ... (24 of 360 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

Pompey | Pompey the Great [synonym]

(106-148 BC) , Roman general and statesman; Latin name Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. He founded the First Triumvirate, but later quarrelled with Caesar, who ... (23 of 61 words, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

Pompey
(Born: 106 BC – Died: 48 BC)

Roman general and political leader. With Caesar and Crassus he formed a ruling triumvirate (60-50) but was later defeated by Caesar and murdered in ... (24 of 33 words, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

Pompey | Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus | civil war | Magnus, Gnaeus Pompeius | Gnaeus Magnus | Pompey the Great | Magnus, Gnaeus | Cnaeus Pompeius Magnus | Pompeius Magnus

("the Great") 106-148 BC, Roman general and statesman: a member of the first triumvirate. (14 of 21 words, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

Pompey | Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus | the Great
(Born: 106 BC – Died: 48 BC)

Roman general and statesman (4 of 18 words, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

Pompey | Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus [Latin]
(Born: 106 BC – Died: 48 BC)

Roman general & triumvir (4 of 14 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pompey

Wiktionary:

Pompey [informal]

The city of Portsmouth (4 of 14 words, pronunciation)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

Portsmouth [New Hampshire, United States]

city, Rockingham county, southeastern New Hampshire, U.S., across the Piscataqua River from Kittery, Maine, on the Atlantic coast. It's New ... (20 of 283 words, 4 images)

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Portsmouth [England, United Kingdom]

city and unitary authority, geographic and historic county of Hampshire, England. It's a major naval base and, with Southsea, a popular holiday ... (22 of 433 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/471415​/Portsmouth

Portsmouth [Virginia, United States]

independent city and port, southeastern Virginia, U.S. It lies on the south shore of the Elizabeth River, opposite the city of Norfolk. The Elizabeth ... (24 of 352 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/471422​/Portsmouth

Portsmouth [Ohio, United States]

city, seat of Scioto county, southern Ohio, U.S. Portsmouth lies along the Ohio River at the mouth of the Scioto River, about 90 miles south of ... (26 of 301 words, 1 image)

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Portsmouth [Rhode Island, United States]

town, Newport county, southeastern Rhode Island, U.S. Portsmouth lies on the northern end of Rhode Island and along the Sakonnet River. It was founded ... (24 of 215 words)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

Albion

an old word meaning "England" or "Britain" (7 of 9 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Albion

Cambridge Dictionary:

metropolis [formal]

a very large city, often the most important city in a large area or country (15 of 33 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Encarta Dictionary:

Portsmouth

city in southeastern New Hampshire, close to the mouth of the Piscataqua ... | city in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads, ... (24 of 77 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Etymology reference

New World Dictionary:

Portsmouth

Origin: after the city in England

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Audio references

Wikipedia:

Portsmouth

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Portsmouth"

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Collins Dictionary:

Portsmouth

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Portsmouth"

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the Free Dictionary:

Portsmouth

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Portsmouth"

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Google Dictionary:

Portsmouth

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Portsmouth

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Portsmouth"

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YourDictionary Audio:

Portsmouth

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Portsmouth" by speech synthesizer

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