from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of southern Australia northwest of Melbourne. Founded in 1836, Adelaide is the capital of South Australia.

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  • proper noun A female given name
  • proper noun State capital of South Australia, named in honor of Queen Adelaide, wife of King William IV.

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  • noun the state capital of South Australia


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Borrowed from the French form of Old High German Adalheidis, adal "noble" + heid "nature, character". A cognate of Alice.


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