Sheffield

[shef-eeld]
noun
1.
a city in South Yorkshire, in N England.
2.
a city in NW Alabama, on the Tennessee River.
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Sheffield (ˈʃɛfiːld)
 
n
1.  a city in N England, in Sheffield unitary authority, South Yorkshire on the River Don: important centre of steel manufacture and of the cutlery industry; Sheffield university (1905) and Sheffield Hallam University (1992). Pop: 439 866 (2001)
2.  a unitary authority in N England, in South Yorkshire. Pop: 512 500 (2003 est). Area: 368 sq km (142 sq miles)

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Sheffield
manufacturing city in Yorkshire, noted for cutlery and metalwork since at least 14c. The name is from late O.E. Scafeld "Open Land by the River Sheaf," an O.E. river name, from sceath "boundary."
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Sheffield definition


City in northern England.

Note: One of England's leading industrial centers, famous for cutlery manufacture and heavy steel goods.
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