What is Delaware?

  • (noun): A river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware Bay.
    Synonyms: Delaware River
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Delaware (i/ˈdɛləwɛər/ DEL-ə-wair) is a U.S. state located on the Atlantic Coast in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is bordered to the south and west by Maryland, to the northeast by New Jersey, and to the north by Pennsylvania. The state takes its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia's first colonial governor, after whom what is now called Cape Henlopen was originally named.

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania - History
... American Indian tribes, this area was part of the territory of the Lenape (also called Delaware, after their language and territory on the Delaware River ... Their bands occupied much of the coastal mid-Atlantic area in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.) During the French and Indian Wars (Seven Years War), Native allies of the ...
U.S. Route 13 - Route Description - Pennsylvania
... Upon entering the state of Pennsylvania from Delaware, US 13 runs along the banks of the Delaware River parallel to Interstate 95 through Delaware County ... County, again closely following I-95 and the Delaware River ...
Lambertville, New Jersey - Geography
... The city borders Delaware Township and West Amwell Township ... The Delaware and Raritan Canal flows through the western half of Lambertville, running parallel to the Delaware River ... Sections of the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park are also located in the city, which include trails and bridges ...
U.S. Route 13 - Route Description - Delaware
... US 13 runs through the entire north–south length of Delaware ... Wilmington in New Castle County, US 13 is paralleled by the Delaware Route 1 turnpike ... It crosses the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal on the St ...
Delaware, Oklahoma - Demographics
... There were 171 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...

More definitions of "Delaware":

  • (noun): A member of an Algonquian people formerly living in New Jersey and New York and parts of Delaware and Pennsylvania.
  • (noun): The Algonquian language spoken by the Delaware people.
  • (noun): One of the British colonies that formed the United States.