Etymology
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Delaware

U.S. state, river, and native tribe, all 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, which is probably ultimately from de la werre "of the war" (a warrior), from Old French werre/guerre "war" (see war (n.)).  Related: Delawarean.

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Definitions of Delaware

Delaware (n.)
a river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware Bay;
Synonyms: Delaware River
Delaware (n.)
a member of an Algonquian people formerly living in New Jersey and New York and parts of Delaware and Pennsylvania;
Delaware (n.)
one of the British colonies that formed the United States;
Delaware (n.)
a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies;
Synonyms: Diamond State / First State / de / Del.
Delaware (n.)
the Algonquian language spoken by the Delaware;
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