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Liverpool

[liv-er-pool]
noun
a seaport in Merseyside, in W England, on the Mersey estuary.

Liverpudlian [liv-er-puhd-lee-uhn] , noun, adjective
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Liverpool1 (ˈlɪvəˌpuːl)
 
n
1.  a city in NW England, in Liverpool unitary authority, Merseyside, on the Mersey estuary: second largest seaport in Great Britain; developed chiefly in the 17th century with the industrialization of S Lancashire; Liverpool University (1881) and John Moores University (1992). Pop: 469 017 (2001)
2.  a unitary authority in NW England, in Merseyside. Pop: 441 800 (2003 est). Area: 113 sq km (44 sq miles)

Liverpool2 (ˈlɪvəˌpuːl)
 
n
Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool. 1770--1828, British Tory statesman; prime minister (1812--27). His government was noted for its repressive policies until about 1822, when more liberal measures were introduced by such men as Peel and Canning

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Liverpool
Eng. city on the River Mersey, Liuerpul (c.1190) "Pool with Muddy Water," from O.E. lifer + pol. The adj. and noun Liverpudlian (with jocular substitution of puddle for pool) is attested from 1833.
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Liverpool definition


City in northwestern England; one of the greatest ports and largest cities in Britain, and the country's major outlet for industrial exports.

Note: Liverpool was the home of the Beatles.
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