- pl. -·wares′ or -·ware· a member of any of a group of North American Indian peoples that lived in the Delaware River valley, now living mainly in Oklahoma and Ontario
- the Algonquian language of these peoples
- a small, sweet, reddish American grape
Origin of Delawareafter the Delaware River
- state of the E U.S., on the Atlantic: one of the 13 original states; 1,954 sq mi (5,060 sq km); cap. Dover: abbrev. DE or Del
- river flowing from the Pennsylvania-New York and Pennsylvania-New Jersey borders into Delaware Bay: c. 280 mi (451 km)
Origin of Delawareafter Baron De La Warr
nounpl. Delaware, or Del·a·wares
- A member of a group of closely related Native American peoples formerly inhabiting the Delaware and Hudson river valleys and the area between, with present-day populations in Oklahoma, Kansas, Wisconsin, and Ontario. The Delaware formed a variety of political alliances in their westward migration after losing their lands to white settlement in the 1600s and 1700s. Also called Lenape . Also called Lenni Lenape .
- Either of two closely related Algonquian languages, Munsee and Unami, historically spoken by this people.
Origin of DelawareAfter the Delaware River
Abbr. DE or Del.
A state of the eastern United States on the Atlantic Ocean. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was settled by the Dutch in 1631 and by Swedes in 1638, passing to England in 1664. It was part of William Penn's Pennsylvania grant from 1682 until 1776. In 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the United States Constitution. Dover is the capital and Wilmington the largest city.x
A variety of grape having sweet, light red fruit.
Origin of DelawareAfter Delaware 2
Derived from the name of Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr.