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Delawares \Del"a*wares\ (d[e^]l"[.a]*w[^a]rz), n. pl.; sing. Delaware. (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians formerly inhabiting the valley of the Delaware River, but now mostly located in the Indian Territory.


Delaware \Del"a*ware\ (d[e^]l"[.a]*w[^a]r), n.

  1. one of the thirteen original states of the United States of America.

  2. (Bot.) An American grape, with compact bunches of small, amber-colored berries, sweet and of a good flavor.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

U.S. state, river, Indian tribe, named for the bay, which was named for Baron (commonly "Lord") De la Warr (Thomas West, 1577-1618), first English colonial governor of Virginia. The family name is attested from 1201, from Delaware in Brasted, Kent, probably ultimately from de la werre "of the war" (a warrior), from Old French werre/guerre "war."

Delaware, OH -- U.S. city in Ohio
Population (2000): 25243
Housing Units (2000): 10208
Land area (2000): 14.999810 sq. miles (38.849327 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.099952 sq. miles (0.258875 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 15.099762 sq. miles (39.108202 sq. km)
FIPS code: 21434
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 40.298898 N, 83.072007 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 43015
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Delaware, OH
Delaware, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 456
Housing Units (2000): 194
Land area (2000): 0.376991 sq. miles (0.976403 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.376991 sq. miles (0.976403 sq. km)
FIPS code: 19850
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 36.778150 N, 95.641785 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 74027
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Delaware, OK
Delaware, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
Population (2000): 188
Housing Units (2000): 78
Land area (2000): 0.798640 sq. miles (2.068469 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.011054 sq. miles (0.028631 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.809694 sq. miles (2.097100 sq. km)
FIPS code: 19630
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 42.473959 N, 91.342283 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 52036
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Delaware, IA
Delaware -- U.S. County in Iowa
Population (2000): 18404
Housing Units (2000): 7682
Land area (2000): 577.853644 sq. miles (1496.634003 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.194724 sq. miles (3.094320 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 579.048368 sq. miles (1499.728323 sq. km)
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 42.469875 N, 91.377044 W
Delaware, IA
Delaware County
Delaware County, IA
Delaware -- U.S. County in Indiana
Population (2000): 118769
Housing Units (2000): 51032
Land area (2000): 393.291803 sq. miles (1018.621049 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 2.633128 sq. miles (6.819770 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 395.924931 sq. miles (1025.440819 sq. km)
Located within: Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
Location: 40.211893 N, 85.396077 W
Delaware, IN
Delaware County
Delaware County, IN
Delaware -- U.S. County in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 37077
Housing Units (2000): 22290
Land area (2000): 740.650086 sq. miles (1918.274834 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 51.675711 sq. miles (133.839471 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 792.325797 sq. miles (2052.114305 sq. km)
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 36.468076 N, 94.815869 W
Delaware, OK
Delaware County
Delaware County, OK
Delaware -- U.S. County in New York
Population (2000): 48055
Housing Units (2000): 28952
Land area (2000): 1446.372628 sq. miles (3746.087750 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 21.669699 sq. miles (56.124260 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1468.042327 sq. miles (3802.212010 sq. km)
Located within: New York (NY), FIPS 36
Location: 42.217290 N, 75.004281 W
Delaware, NY
Delaware County
Delaware County, NY
Delaware -- U.S. County in Ohio
Population (2000): 109989
Housing Units (2000): 42374
Land area (2000): 442.410063 sq. miles (1145.836755 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 13.564780 sq. miles (35.132618 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 455.974843 sq. miles (1180.969373 sq. km)
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 40.254296 N, 83.020406 W
Delaware, OH
Delaware County
Delaware County, OH
Delaware -- U.S. County in Pennsylvania
Population (2000): 550864
Housing Units (2000): 216978
Land area (2000): 184.210396 sq. miles (477.102716 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 6.528608 sq. miles (16.909016 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 190.739004 sq. miles (494.011732 sq. km)
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 39.912978 N, 75.350636 W
Delaware, PA
Delaware County
Delaware County, PA
Delaware (band)

Delaware is a Norwegian indie/ alternative rock band from Drammen.

Delaware (album)

Delaware is the debut album by American shoegazing band Drop Nineteens. It was released in 1992.

2009 reissued and remastered edition includes four extra tracks from Your Aquarium EP.


Delaware is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic and/or Northeastern regions of the United States. It is bordered to the south and west by Maryland, to the northeast by New Jersey, and to the north by Pennsylvania. The state takes its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia's first colonial governor.

Delaware is in the northeastern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula and is the second smallest, the sixth least populous, but the sixth most densely populated of the 50 United States. Delaware is divided into three counties, the lowest number of counties of any state. From north to south, the three counties are New Castle, Kent, and Sussex. While the southern two counties have historically been predominantly agricultural, New Castle County has been more industrialized.

Before its coastline was explored by Europeans in the 16th century, Delaware was inhabited by several groups of Native Americans, including the Lenape in the north and Nanticoke in the south. It was initially colonized by Dutch traders at Zwaanendael, near the present town of Lewes, in 1631. Delaware was one of the 13 colonies participating in the American Revolution. On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby becoming known as The First State.

Delaware (disambiguation)

Delaware may refer to:

Title of Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, after whom the following were named:

  • Delaware, the U.S. state
    • Delaware Colony, English colony preceding the state
  • Lenape, the Native American tribe also known as the Delaware
    • Delaware Nation, a Native American tribe in Oklahoma
  • Lenape language, the Algonquian language of the Lenape tribe
  • Delaware River, a major river in the eastern United States
  • Delaware Bay, tidal inlet which separates New Jersey from the state of Delaware; fed by the Delaware River
Delaware (song)

"Delaware" is a popular song, written by Irving Gordon. The song was published in 1959 and has references to 15 states of the United States. The states were portrayed, in the form of puns, as: Della wear, new jersey, Calla ‘phone ya, how ar’ ya, Mrs sip, mini-soda, Ore gone, I’ll ask ‘er, taxes, Wiscon sin, new brass key, Arkan saw, Tenne see, Flora die and misery.

Gordon was apparently inspired to write the song after the success of another song that he wrote punning on the name of States of the United States of America: " Mister and Mississippi."

The hit version of the song was recorded by Perry Como on December 28, 1959. It was released by RCA Victor Records as a 45rpm single with catalog number 47-7670 and as a stereophonic 45rpm single with catalog number 61-7670. The flip side was "I Know What God Is". The record reached #22 on the Billboard charts in March 1960.

The same recording, with the same B-side, was released by RCA in the United Kingdom (catalog number 1170) where, oddly, it did even better there than in the U.S., reaching #3 on the UK Singles Chart.

Copyright over the lyrics of "Delaware" is held by Sony/ATV Music Publishing from whom permission must be obtained to reproduce the lyrics.

Delaware (grape)

The Delaware grape is a cultivar derived from the grape species Vitis labrusca or 'Fox grape' which is used for the table and wine production.

The skin of the Delaware grape when ripened has a pale red, almost pinkish colour, a tender skin, and juicy sweet flesh. It has small fruit clusters with small berries that do not have the pronounced 'foxiness' of other V. labrusca grapes. It is a slip-skin variety, meaning that the skin is easily separated from the fruit. The grapes are used to make wines including dry, sweet, icewine but is famed for spicy sparkling wines that do not have much of the objectionable foxiness character that other V. labrusca grapes contribute to their wines. The wine is light pink to white in colour.

It is a commercially viable grape vine which is grown in the Northeast and Midwest United States, and is vigorous when grafted onto a Phylloxera-resistant root stock. The Delaware grape is susceptible to downy mildew and ripens earlier than 'Concord'.

The Delaware grape is also a table grape variety sold in supermarkets throughout South Korea and Japan, where V. labrusca grape varieties are popular for their fragrance. Delaware Punch is named for the Delaware grape from which its flavor is primarily derived.

Usage examples of "delaware".

First in attendance were the Indians assembled from four neighboring tribes to witness the celebration: Delaware, Shawnee, Abnaki, Sac.

With several other delegates, Adams spent a day inspecting defenses on the Delaware.

Indian terms taken directly into English by the first colonists come from the two eastern families: the Iroquois confederacy, whose members included the Mohawk, Cherokee, Oneida, Seneca, Delaware and Huron tribes, and the even larger Algonquian group, which included Algonquin, Arapaho, Cree, Delaware, Illinois, Kickapoo, Narragansett, Ojibwa, Penobscot, Pequot and Sac and Fox, among many others.

His cruising grounds were the West India Islands, and his merchandise was flour and corn meal ground at the Brandywine Mills at Wilmington, Delaware.

They were heard of on the Susquehanna, then on the Delaware and its branches, on the Chemung and the Chenango, as far south as Lackawaxen Creek, and as far north as Oneida Lake.

IV TOM CHIST AND THE TREASURE BOX An Old-time Story of the Days of Captain Kidd I TO tell about Tom Chist, and how he got his name, and how he came to be living at the little settlement of Henlopen, just inside the mouth of the Delaware Bay, the story must begin as far back as 1686, when a great storm swept the Atlantic coast from end to end.

During the heaviest part of the hurricane a bark went ashore on the Hen-and-Chicken Shoals, just below Cape Henlopen and at the mouth of the Delaware Bay, and Tom Chist was the only soul of all those on board the ill-fated vessel who escaped alive.

Joelle gets him sprinting, a three-meter lateral burst as he avoids the first few sets of hands and the beefy curling lips and but is just about to get personally contacted and knocked out of his cleats by the Delaware strong safety flying in on a slant from way outside when the tiny .

Stede Bonnet having received his pardon in his own name, now called himself Captain Thomas and again took to piracy, and evidently had benefited by his apprenticeship with Blackbeard, for he was now most successful, taking many prizes off the coast of Virginia, and later in Delaware Bay.

It lay on a pine-forested headland that stretched out into the Atlantic between Delaware Bay to the north and Rehoboth Bay to the south.

Elizabeth Logan Whiteside, the next listing read, 132 Lake Drive, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

It was a wonderful, exciting, happy trip, as were the week-long vacations the family now took at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

New Orleans, Louisiana, Wilmington, Delaware, Nashville, Tennessee, and several other cities have adopted some lines of industrial education in their public schools, and in some places it is compulsory.

He sells the drug to a southern New Jersey Pagan called Buckets, who distributes it to Pagan mother club members in New Jersey, Delaware and Philadelphia.

Inasmuch as the privilege granted by a State to a foreign corporation of carrying on local business supports a tax by that State on the income derived from that business, it follows that the Wisconsin privilege dividend tax, consistently with the due process clause, may be applied to a Delaware corporation, having its principal offices in New York, holding its meetings and voting its dividends in New York, and drawing its dividend checks on New York bank accounts.