HyperDic: petersburg

English > 2 senses of the word Petersburg:
NOUNlocationPetersburga town in southeastern Virginia / Virginia (south of Richmond)
actPetersburg, Petersburg Campaignthe final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65)
Petersburg > pronunciation
Soundspiy'terzberg
Rhymesberg / Berg ... Weinberg: 44 rhymes with erg...
English > Petersburg: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA town in southeastern Virginia / Virginia (south of Richmond); scene of heavy fighting during the American Civil War.
Instance oftownAn urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city
Part ofVirginia, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Va.A state in the eastern United States
English > Petersburg: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65); Union forces under Grant besieged and finally defeated Confederate forces under Lee.
SynonymPetersburg Campaign
Instance ofcampaign, military campaignSeveral related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
siege, besieging, beleaguering, military blockadeThe action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
Part ofAmerican Civil War, United States Civil War, War between the Statescivil war in the United States between the North and the South
RegionVirginia, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Va.A state in the eastern United States
Spanishcampaña de Petersburgo

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