Guelph

Guelphic, Guelfic, adj.Guelphism, Guelfism, n.
/gwelf/, n.
1. a member of the political party in medieval Italy and Germany that supported the sovereignty of the papacy against the German emperors: opposed to the Ghibellines.
2. a member of a secret society in Italy in the early 19th century that opposed foreign rulers and reactionary ideas.
Also, Guelf.
[1570-80; < It Guelfo < MHG Welf name of founder of a princely German family]
/gwelf/, n.
a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada. 71,207.

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      city, seat (1838) of Wellington county, southeastern Ontario, Canada. It lies along the Speed River, 40 miles (65 km) west-southwest of Toronto. Founded in 1827 alongside the falls on the river by John Galt, a Scottish novelist and colonizer, it was named after the Guelfs (Welfs), the family name of the British royal house of Hanover. Guelph is now a major manufacturing, agricultural, and educational centre in one of Canada's most densely populated areas. Its varied manufactures include clothing, cigarettes, electric transformers, glass yarn, and saw chains. The Ontario Agricultural College (established in 1874) and Ontario Veterinary College (1862), now both part of the University of Guelph (1964), contribute to the city's importance as a centre for research and training in scientific agriculture. Inc. village, 1851; town, 1856; city, 1879. Pop. (2006) 114,943.

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  • Guelph — Guelph, Guelf Guelf (gw[e^]lf), n. [It. Guelfo, from Welf, the name of a German family.] (Hist.) One of a faction in Germany and Italy, in the 12th and 13th centuries, which supported the House of Guelph and the pope, and opposed the Ghibellines …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guelph —   [gwɛlf], Stadt im Südosten der Provinz Ontario, Kanada, 87 900 Einwohner; in die Universität von Guelph (gegründet 1964) wurde die landwirtschaftliche Hochschule (gegründet 1874) eingegliedert; Herstellung von elektrischen und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • guelph — guelph; guelph·ic; …   English syllables

  • Guelph — (spr. gelf), Stadt in der kanad. Provinz Ontario, an den Fällen des Speed River, mit Ackerbauschule, Fabriken für Strumpf und Wollwaren, Nähmaschinen, Ackergeräten, Brauereien und (1901) 11,496 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Guelph — Guelph, Stadt in der brit. kanad. Prov. Ontario, (1901) 11.496 E.; landw. Hochschule …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Guelph — v. du Canada (Ontario); 87 970 hab. Métallurgie, textiles …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Guelph — one of the two great parties in medieval Italian politics, characterized by support of the popes against the emperors (opposed to the Ghibellines), 1570s, from It. Guelfo, from O.H.G. Welf, name of a princely family that became the ducal house of …   Etymology dictionary

  • Guelph — Guelph1 or Guelf [gwelf] n. [It Guelfo, for MHG Welf, a family name < OHG welf, a WHELP: the war cry of the anti imperialists at the battle of Weinsberg (1140)] any member of a political party in medieval Italy that supported the authority of… …   English World dictionary

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  • Guelph — This article is about the city. For the electoral district, see Guelph (electoral district). For other meanings, see Guelph (disambiguation). Guelph   Independent city   …   Wikipedia

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