Definitions

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

  • A city of southern California east-southeast of Los Angeles. Founded by Quakers in 1887, it is chiefly a residential community. Population: 84,000.
  • Whittier, John Greenleaf 1807-1892. American poet. His early works, such as Voices of Freedom (1846), reflect his opposition to slavery, but he is best known for his nostalgic poems about New England, including Snow-Bound (1866).

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  • n. United States poet best known for his nostalgic poems about New England (1807-1892)

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Examples

  • WHITTIER - There is no glass dome over the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, no invisible force field that separates its roughly 700 students from the surrounding community in Whittier.

    Minnesota Premier Publications - Southwest Journal Stories

  • WHITTIER - City Manager Steve Helvey on Thursday defended the City Council's decision to consider drilling for oil in Whittier.

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  • WHITTIER - Marisela Caraves of Whittier never used to do much walking - that is until the Greenway Trail opened a little less than three years ago.

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  • WHITTIER - An argument over a parking space early Monday morning escalated when a Whittier resident pistol whipped two men in their 20s, according to Whittier Police.

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  • WHITTIER - Two years and seven months after a collision left bicyclist Jeffrey Blum in a vegetative state, the Whittier man drew his last breath last week.

    Whittier Daily News Most Viewed

  • WHITTIER - A bicyclist hit a car on an onramp for the 605 Freeway in Whittier late Tuesday night and was hospitalized for treatment of moderate injuries, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

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  • WHITTIER - Sheriff's deputies jailed a wanted parolee Thursday after searching a neighborhood in an unincorporated county area near Whittier, authorities said.

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  • WHITTIER - A Whittier woman who gave birth to the country's second set of octuplets is evaluating offers from all over the world to tell her story, according to her publicist.

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  • WHITTIER - A teenage boy was killed and another wounded Friday when an armed robber opened fire at a birthday party in an unincorporated county area near Whittier, authorities said.

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  • WHITTIER - A teenage boy was killed and another wounded Friday when an armed robber opened fire at a birthday party in an unincorporated area near Whittier, authorities said.

    Whittier Daily News Most Viewed

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