Pronunciation: (hōp'wel, -wul),[key] —n. a city in E Virginia, on the James River. 23,397.
Pronunciation: (hōp'wel, -wul),[key] —adj.Archaeol. of or pertaining to an advanced mound-building and agricultural Amerindian culture 100 b.c.–a.d. 400, centered in Ohio and Illinois and characterized by geometric earthworks, many large conical or dome-shaped burial mounds, corded and stamped pottery, ornamental knives and tobacco pipes, and the extensive trading of raw materials and artifacts. Also,Hope•well'i•an.