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

  • Seattle 1 Originally Seatlh. 1786?-1866. Native American leader of the Duwamish, Suquamish, and allied peoples, who befriended white settlers of the Pacific Northwest. The city of Seattle is named for him.
  • A city of west-central Washington bounded by Puget Sound and Lake Washington. First settled in the 1850s, it prospered after the coming of the railroad in 1884 and became a boom town during the Alaskan gold rush of 1897. It is now an important commercial, transportation, and industrial hub and a major port of entry. Population: 582,000.

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  • proper n. Seaport and largest city in the State of Washington, USA.

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  • n. a major port of entry and the largest city in Washington; located in west central Washington on the protected waters of Puget Sound with the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Ranier visible to the south and east; an aerospace and computer center; site of the University of Washington


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    Would you move 1000 miles for your job?

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  • Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 3: 20 p.m. SEATTLE - Alex Jones scored a career-high 19 points, Chris Gweth added 16 and Seattle defeated Sacramento State 98-67 on Saturday.

    Fore, right!


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