Definition of Plymouth in US English:


proper noun

  • 1A port and naval base in Devon, southeastern England; population 251,900 (est. 2009). In 1620 it was the scene of the Pilgrim Fathers' departure to North America in the Mayflower.

  • 2A town in southeastern Massachusetts, on the Atlantic coast; population 55,705 (est. 2008). The site in 1620 of the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers, it was the earliest permanent European settlement in New England.

  • 3The capital of the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean Sea. It was abandoned following the eruption of the Soufrière Hills volcano that began in 1995.

  • 4A city in southeastern Minnesota, northwest of Minneapolis; population 71,486 (est. 2008).