American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of Hawaii on the eastern coast of Hawaii Island on Hilo Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Settled in the 1820s by American missionaries, the city is a trade and shipping center whose economy depends heavily on sugar exports and tourism. Population: 40,700.
- n. largest town on the island of Hawaii, located at the eastern corner of the island.
- n. a town in Hawaii on the island of Hawaii
- Hawaiian Hilo. (Wiktionary)
“THOU ART HILO, Hilo, flood-gate of heaven: song for the”
“HILO: Hilo is a coastal town in the State of Hawaiʻi.”
“In the cool season the girls used to come down and visit me in Hilo, where Dad had two houses, one at the beach, or the three of us used to go down to our place in Puna, and that meant canoes and boats and fishing and swimming.”
“The 1922 quake generated a 9-meter local tsunami that inundated the Chile coast near the town of Coquimbo; the tsunami also crossed the Pacific, washing away boats in Hilo harbor, Hawaii.”
“After the plane landed in Hilo at 10: 15 a.m. the captain initially told controllers that they had selected the wrong radio frequency.”
“I should have flagged this several days ago, but the Merrie Monarch Festival is taking place now in Hilo (the merrie monarch is King David Kalakaua, who reigned 1874-1891).”
“Four years ago, Kimberly Reinhold of St. Joseph High in Hilo, Hawaii, was intrigued by a Scientific American article on modeling visual systems.”
“It calls to mind the use of the word Hilo to signify a strong wind:”
“The name Hilo seems to be used here as almost a synonym of violent rain.”
“I’ve been watching these guys for … like ever! lol … they are awesome … And they live in Hilo, Hawaii!”
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