philip, sir sydney

Sydney

[sid-nee]
noun
1.
Sir Philip, Sidney, Sir Philip.
2.
a seaport in and the capital of New South Wales, in SE Australia.
3.
a seaport on NE Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, in SE Canada.
4.
a male or female given name.
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Sydney1 (ˈsɪdnɪ)
 
n
1.  a port in SE Australia, capital of New South Wales, on an inlet of the S Pacific: the largest city in Australia and the first British settlement, established as a penal colony in 1788; developed rapidly after 1820 with the discovery of gold in its hinterland; large wool market; three universities. Pop: 3 502 301 (2001)
2.  a port in SE Canada, in Nova Scotia on NE Cape Breton Island: capital of Cape Breton Island until 1820, when the island united administratively with Nova Scotia. Pop: 32 286 (2006)

Sydney2 (ˈsɪdnɪ)
 
n
a variant spelling of (Sir Philip) Sidney

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Sydney definition


Largest city in Australia, located in the southeastern part of the country, surrounding Port Jackson inlet on the Pacific Ocean; the capital and largest city of New South Wales state; Australia's chief port and main cultural and industrial center.

Note: Sydney was founded in 1788 as Australia's first settlement for convicts from Britain.
Note: It was the site of the 2000 summer Olympic Games.
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