A city of northwest England on the Mersey River near its mouth on the Irish Sea. First colonized by Norsemen in the late eighth century, Liverpool received a charter from King John in 1207. Today it is highly industrialized and a major port.
Liv′er·pudli·an (-pŭdlē-ən) adj. & n.
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