- (General American) IPA(key): /ælˈmɛɹə/, /ælˈmiɹə/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ælˈmɛəɹə/, /ælˈmɪəɹə/
First attested as de toekomstige stad Almere in 1973. Named after the ancient hydronym Almere (first attested in 755-768), likely a compound of aal (“eel”) and Old Dutch mere (“lake, pool”). The current city is located roughly where the former lake was located.
- Almere (a city and municipality of Flevoland, Netherlands).
- (historical) A lake, in Roman times and the Middle Ages more or less located at the location of the current IJsselmeer.