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