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

  • n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting the southern shore of Lake Erie in northern Ohio, northwest Pennsylvania, and western New York. The Erie ceased to exist as a people after being defeated by the Iroquois in the mid-17th century.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Iroquoian language of the Erie.
  • A city of northwest Pennsylvania on Lake Erie southwest of Buffalo, New York. A port of entry, it was laid out in 1795 on the site of Fort Presque Isle, built by the French in 1753. Population: 102,000.
  • LakeErie One of the Great Lakes, bounded by southern Ontario, western New York, northwest Pennsylvania, northern Ohio, and southeast Michigan. A vital part of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system, it is linked with the Hudson River by the New York State Barge Canal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. One of the Great Lakes of North America
  • proper n. A city in Pennsylvania

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

  • n. a port city on Lake Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania
  • n. the 4th largest of the Great Lakes; it is linked to the Hudson River by the New York State Barge Canal
  • n. a member of an Iroquoian people formerly living on the south shore of Lake Erie in northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania and western New York


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