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Sydney

[sid-nee] /ˈsɪd ni/
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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British Dictionary definitions for sydney, sir

Sydney1

/ˈsɪdnɪ/
noun
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/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of (Sir Philip) Sidney
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Word Origin and History for sydney, sir

Sydney

Australian city, founded 1788 and named for British Home Secretary Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney (1733-1800). The family name (also Sidney) is literally "dweller by the well-watered land," from Old English sid "side" + ieg "island."

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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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