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[eer-ee] /ˈɪər i/
noun, plural Eries (especially collectively) Erie for 3.
Lake, a lake between the NE central United States and SE central Canada: the southernmost lake of the Great Lakes; Commodore Perry's defeat of the British in 1813. 239 miles (385 km) long; 9940 sq. mi. (25,745 sq. km).
a port in NW Pennsylvania, on Lake Erie.
a member of a tribe of American Indians formerly living along the southern shore of Lake Erie.
Can be confused
aerie, eerie, Erie. Unabridged
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  • In the stage met with an intelligent young man on his way to Erie, so concluded to stop at the same hotel.

  • In 1805, the harbor was made a port of entry, and classed within the Erie district.

  • The legislature of that state granted the charter of the Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad, which opened in 1836.

    Stories Of Ohio William Dean Howells
  • And she had one lower octave of Pipes, like a Brakeman on the Erie.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • And yitt to the said Erie, Lethingtoun at all tymes schew a fayre countenance.

  • The men from Erie, from Suffolk, from anywhere, would not work with me.

British Dictionary definitions for Erie


(pl) Eries, Erie. a member of a North American Indian people formerly living south of Lake Erie
the language of this people, possibly belonging to the Iroquoian family


Lake Erie, a lake between the US and Canada: the southernmost and the shallowest of the Great Lakes; empties by the Niagara River into Lake Ontario. Area: 25 718 sq km (9930 sq miles)
a port in NW Pennsylvania, on Lake Erie. Pop: 101 373 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for Erie

one of the Great Lakes, named for a native Iroquoian people who lived nearby, from French Erie, shortening of Rhiienhonons, said to mean "raccoon nation," perhaps in reference to a totemic animal.

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