from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Ptolemy Philadelphus, or to one of the cities named Philadelphia, esp. the modern city in Pennsylvania.
  • n. A native or an inhabitant of Philadelphia.
  • n. One of a society of mystics of the seventeenth century, -- called also the Family of Love.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Philadelphia, the chief city of Pennsylvania, situated on the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers.
  • n. A native or an inhabitant of the city of Philadelphia.
  • Pertaining to Ptolemy Philadelphus, king of Egypt, 283-247 b. c., a patron of literature, science, and art.
  • n. One of a short-lived mystical denomination founded in England in the end of the seventeenth century.


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  • | Reply | Permalink if joey vento loves america so much, why does he support the most un-american institution of them all: the confederate states of america? it makes me embarrassed that he is a philadelphian, and, for the record, i prefer my cheesesteak chopped (like pats & jims) not sliced (like genos).

    Rudy's Man In Philly Hearts Confederate Flag


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