from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Nova Scotia, Canada, in the south-central part of the province on the Atlantic Ocean. Founded in 1749, it served as an important naval base in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and both World Wars. Population: 373,000.
- A borough of northeast England northeast of Manchester. It is an industrial center. Population: 83,500.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An industrial town in Yorkshire England, 20km south-east of Leeds
- proper n. Capital city of Nova Scotia, Canada.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. provincial capital and largest city of Nova Scotia
Halifax is believed to be a descendant of Old English hāliġfeax (literally "holy hair"). The town is said to have received the name from the fact that the hair of a murdered virgin was hung up on a tree in the neighborhood, which became a resort of pilgrims. Compare also Fairfax. (Wiktionary)