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

  • A city of northern Alabama on the Tennessee River north of Birmingham. Most of the original city was destroyed during the Civil War. Population: 55,800.
  • A city of central Illinois east of Springfield. Abraham Lincoln practiced law here. Population: 77,000.
  • Decatur, Stephen 1779-1820. American naval officer known for his heroic deeds in the Tripolitan War, the War of 1812, and skirmishes against the Barbary pirates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A city in Georgia, United States
  • proper n. A city in Alabama, United States
  • proper n. A surname.

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

  • n. United States naval officer remembered for his heroic deeds (1779-1820)
  • n. a town in northern Alabama on the Tennessee River
  • n. a city in central Illinois; Abraham Lincoln practiced law here


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