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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital of Wisconsin, in the south-central part of the state west of Milwaukee. It was chosen as territorial capital in 1836 and settled the same year. The main branch of the University of Wisconsin (founded 1848) is here. Population: 223,000.
  • Madison, Dolley Payne Todd 1768-1849. First Lady of the United States (1809-1817) as the wife of President James Madison. She earlier served as White House hostess for the widowed Thomas Jefferson. During the British invasion of Washington, D.C. (1814), she carried government papers and a portrait of George Washington to safety.
  • Madison, James 1751-1836. The fourth President of the United States (1809-1817). A member of the Continental Congress (1780-1783) and the Constitutional Convention (1787), he strongly supported ratification of the Constitution and was a contributor to The Federalist Papers (1787-1788), which argued the effectiveness of the proposed constitution. His presidency was marked by the War of 1812.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The capital city of Wisconsin, USA.
  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
  • proper n. A female given name popular since 1984 when it appeared as the name of a mermaid in the film Splash.
  • n. A form of line dance
  • n. Alternative spelling of madison.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. capital of the state of Wisconsin; located in the southern part of state; site of the main branch of the University of Wisconsin
  • n. 4th President of the United States; member of the Continental Congress and rapporteur at the Constitutional Convention in 1776; helped frame the Bill of Rights (1751-1836)

Etymologies

A matronymic surname "son of Madde", which is a medieval diminutive of Maud or Magdalene. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "PRESIDENT JAMES MADISON" AT GADSBY, John Douglas Hall, portraying Madison, discusses 1810 events. 3-4: 30 p.m.,

    Alexandria and Arlington events, June 24 to July 1, 2010

  • CHIEF NOBLE WRAY, MADISON, WISCONSIN POLICE: It would be accurate to state that there is evidence contained in the call which should have resulted in a Madison police officer being dispatched.

    CNN Transcript May 2, 2008

  • JOEL DESPAIN, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, MADISON, WISCONSIN, POLICE DEPARTMENT: North of the village of Oregon, a few miles south of Madison.

    CNN Transcript Jul 9, 2007

  • In fact, today, as I was thinking about how to throw a few things out this week, I Googled "madison trash collection" and the second thing on the list was my own previous fretting about how to throw out the trash properly in Madison.

    My own private how-to-throw-out-the-trash echo chamber.

  • Therefore, in pursuance of the power vested in the Executive by the aforesaid Act of the General Assembly, I do, by and with the advice of the Council of State, constitute and appoint you James madison a Commissioner of the senatorial district composed of the counties of Spotsylvania, Lousia, Orange and Madison for the purposes aforesaid, with all the powers vested in the office of Commissioner by the said act of the General Assembly

    45 Letters to and from Jefferson, 1818-1819

  • MADISON - District II powerhouse Madison crushed the Boaz Swim Team 522-101 in a June 24 dual meet.

    Sand Mountain Reporter: News

  • MADISON - When Nick Thompson of Madison was growing up on the Gulf Coast, he preferred his backyard to the beach.

    Leader Call Homepage

  • MADISON - The state employee in charge of responding at a moment's notice to riots and other disturbances in Wisconsin prisons recently moved to Illinois, more than 90 miles away from his office in Madison.

    The Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter Latest Headlines

  • MADISON, SD - Officials in Madison are preparing to regulate wind generation.

    KELOLAND.COM: News, Weather and Sports

  • Police in Marquette, Mich., confirmed Nilsestuen's death to madison. com, the joint website of the Wisconsin State Journal and the Capital Times in Madison.

    Milwaukee Business News - Local Milwaukee News | The Business Journal of Milwaukee

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