Meaning of Erie

E•rie

Pronunciation: (ēr'ē), [key]
— pl. E•ries, E•rie
  1. a lake between the NE central United States and SE central Canada: the southernmost lake of the Great Lakes; Commodore Perry's defeat of the British in 1813. 239 mi. (385 km) long; 9940 sq. mi. (25,745 sq. km).
  2. a port in NW Pennsylvania, on Lake Erie. 119,123.
  3. a member of a tribe of American Indians formerly living along the southern shore of Lake Erie.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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