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

  • An ancient city of northern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea northwest of Carthage. According to tradition, it was founded c. 1100 B.C. by Phoenicians from Tyre. The city declined in the first century B.C. and was finally destroyed by the Arabs c. A.D. 700.
  • A city of central New York east-northeast of Syracuse. Settled in 1773 on the site of Fort Schuyler (established in 1758), it developed as an industrial center after the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825. Population: 59,100.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or designating, a subdivision of the Trenton Period of the Lower Silurian, characterized in the State of New York by beds of shale.

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

  • n. an ancient city on the north coast of Africa (northwest of Carthage); destroyed by Arabs around 700 AD
  • n. a city in central New York


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