Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A borough of southern Wales west-northwest of Cardiff. It is an industrial port on Swansea Bay, an inlet of the Bristol Channel. Population: 169,000.

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  • proper n. a city in South Wales

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  • n. a port city in southern Wales on an inlet of the Bristol Channel

Etymologies

From Old Norse personal name Sveinn + ey ("island"). Written Sweynesse c. 1165, Sueinesea in 1190, Swanesey in 1322. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • SWANSEA - New England Christian Academy, 271 Sharps Lot Road in Swansea, will host an open house Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to noon and are open to the public; advance registration is not required.

    News from www.thesunchronicle.com

  • The Waterfront Museum in Swansea is part of the National Museum and Cardiff is developing plans for a Civic Museum.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Born in Swansea, he carved out a career on BBC Radio Wales, before a move to television in the form of Marion and Geoff, a mock-umentary series in which he played a divorced taxi driver still infatuated with his ex-wife; Coogan was the associate producer.

    Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan: 'We're not the big buddies people think we are'

  • The first such house is now standing in Swansea, Wales, and Affresol expects to be erecting 3,000 homes a year within three years.

    Affresol Makes Homes Out of Recycled Plastic | Inhabitat

  • I attended university in Swansea and the weather was consistently dreadful: I remember it snowed in June once – it really did.

    Rowan Williams: climate pantalone « Anglican Samizdat

  • Norman Whitlock, a member of the Conservative Party in Swansea who was responsible for organising the nominations for a number of Conservative candidates, has resigned from the party.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Things could be more difficult for the Liberal Democrats in Swansea, Bridgend and Wrexham.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Labour lose 2 seats but still remain Swansea's largest group.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • I wouldn't be surprised, for example, to see an agreement between Labour and Plaid Cymru to dethrone the Liberal Democrats in Swansea if the math permits that.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The percentage of half day sessions missed through overall absenteeism by pupils of compulsory primary school age was highest in Swansea East, Cynon Valley and Rhondda (8.3) and lowest in Monmouth (5.3).

    Archive 2008-05-01

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