Definitions

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

  • A city of southeast Australia, an industrial suburb of Melbourne. Population: 156,898.

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  • proper n. A very rare Scottish surname of unknown origin
  • proper n. A novel (and subsequent series) by Walter Scott
  • proper n. A railway station in Edinburgh
  • proper n. Any of several placenames in several countries

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Examples

  • Waverley "asserts identity of denotation between _Scott_ and _the author of Waverley_.

    Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays

  • The extensive domain that surrounded the Hall, which, far exceeding the dimensions of a park, was usually termed Waverley – Chase, had originally been forest ground, and still, though broken by extensive glades, in which the young deer were sporting, retained its pristine and savage character.

    Waverley

  • He asked if she was Mrs. Jeffrey's sister, and when she nodded and gasped 'Yes,' he blurted out that Mrs. Jeffrey was dead; that he had just come from the old house in Waverley Avenue, when she had just been found.

    The Filigree Ball

  • They were gone, and that was why I flew immediately from the house to the old place in Waverley Avenue.

    The Filigree Ball

  • "The house in Waverley Avenue?" she objected wildly, with the first signs of positive terror I had ever beheld in her.

    The Filigree Ball

  • The extensive domain that surrounded the Hall, which, far exceeding the dimensions of a park, was usually termed Waverley

    The Waverley

  • The extensive domain that surrounded the Hall, which, far exceeding the dimensions of a park, was usually termed Waverley-Chase, had originally been forest ground, and still, though broken by extensive glades, in which the young deer were sporting, retained its pristine and savage character.

    Waverley — Volume 1

  • That novel -- "Waverley" -- was published anonymously just five years before 1819, and, we need not say, proved an era in literature.

    Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen — Volume 1

  • Thus, for example, I often fancy that the second title of 'Waverley' -- ''Tis Sixty Years Since' -- indicates precisely the distance of time at which a romantic novelist should place himself from his creations.

    Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)

  • "We find," said the solemn foreman, "that Veronica Moore Jeffrey, who on the night of May eleventh was discovered lying dead on the floor of her own unoccupied house in Waverley Avenue, came to her death by means of a bullet, shot from a pistol connected to her wrist by a length of white satin ribbon.

    The Filigree Ball

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