American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northeast Delaware on the Delaware River southwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded as Fort Christina by Swedish settlers in 1638 and held by the Dutch from 1655 until 1664, when it was taken by the English. The name Wilmington dates from 1739. E.I. Du Pont established a powder mill nearby in 1802. The city is now a port of entry and manufacturing center with an extensive chemical industry. It is also the largest city in the state. Population: 72,800.
- A city of southeast North Carolina on the Cape Fear River south-southeast of Raleigh. Settled c. 1730, it was used as a port by blockade runners during the Civil War and is now a manufacturing and resort center and the state's largest port. Population: 95,900.
- n. the largest city in Delaware
- n. a town in southeastern North Carolina on the Cape Fear River
“WILMINGTON (The Borowitz Report) - Galvanized by Republican senatorial nominee Christine O'Donnell's anti-masturbation stance, masturbators from across the state converged on Wilmington today in what some are calling the largest pro-wanking protest in American history.”
“WILMINGTON - Seneca didn't bring its "A" game in a 45-33 loss to Wilmington on Wednesday.”
““While we believe that the transition in Wilmington is going smoothly, the measure of success in Wilmington is what is going to happen next February, and what we are able to learn from this experience and how we apply those lessons as we move this effort across the country.””
“Jesse Anthony wins day one of the Granogue Cross in Wilmington, Delaware.”
“More than a few homes here in Wilmington have replaced their Castle signs with Coons signs.”
“AP Business Writer Andrew Vanacore in Wilmington, Del., contributed to this report.”
“Meanwhile, at a hearing in Wilmington, Del., the judge overseeing Tribune Co. 's Chapter 11 case gave the official committee of junior creditors permission to file lawsuits against some parties involved in the 2007 buyout.”
“She told supporters at a Tea Party Express rally on Sunday in Wilmington to watch that night at 11: 30.”
“The FAA says the plane is registered to Airplane Holdings Company in Wilmington, Del.”
“I figured turnabout was fair play, so when the Lovely Ms. Mungowitz and I were in Wilmington, NC, and we espied the following sign, we knew it was kismet: You gotta admit; that has CONSIDERABLE culinary tragicomic potential.”
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