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

  • A city of central England northwest of London. It is a major industrial center and transportation hub. Population: 970,000.
  • A city of north-central Alabama northeast of Tuscaloosa. The largest city in the state, it is in a mining and industrial region. Population: 229,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England.
  • proper n. A city in Alabama, United States.
  • proper n. A city in Michigan, United States.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a city in Alabama.
  • n. a city in England.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the largest city in Alabama; located in northeastern Alabama
  • n. a city in central England; 2nd largest English city and an important industrial and transportation center


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