from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of western California on San Francisco Bay north of Oakland. Founded as Oceanview on land purchased from a Spanish family in 1853, it was renamed Berkeley in 1866. A branch of the University of California is here (established 1872). Population: 102,000.
- Berkeley, Busby 1895-1976. American choreographer and film director noted for lavish, synchronized dance routines in films such as 42nd Street (1933).
- Berkeley, George 1685-1753. Irish prelate and philosopher whose idealist philosophy, directed against the materialism of Thomas Hobbes, is based on the thought that to be is to perceive or to be perceived. His works include Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710) and Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous (1713).
- Berkeley, Sir William 1606-1677. English colonial governor of Virginia (1641-1649 and 1660-1677) whose policies led to Bacon's Rebellion (1676).
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- proper n. A habitational surname from the Old English words beorce léah meaning birch lea.
- proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
- proper n. Any of several places, including a city in California.
- proper n. The University of California in Berkeley
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Bishop George Berkeley; b. 1685, d. 1753.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a city in California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay; site of the University of California at Berkeley
- n. Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
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