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Seattle

[see-at-l] /siˈæt l/
noun
1.
(Seatlh) c1790–1866, Suquamish leader: Seattle, Washington, named after him.
2.
a seaport in W Washington, on Puget Sound.
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British Dictionary definitions for Seattle

Seattle

/sɪˈætəl/
noun
1.
a port in W Washington, on the isthmus between Lake Washington and Puget Sound: the largest city in the state and chief commercial centre of the Northwest; two universities. Pop: 569 101 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for Seattle

city founded 1853, named for Seatlh (c.1790-1866), native chief who befriended white settlers. His name is in the Salishan tongue.

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Seattle in Culture
Seattle [(see-at-l)]

The largest city in the state of Washington.

Note: Although no longer the headquarters of the Boeing Aircraft Company, the Seattle region still contains many Boeing facilities.
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