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

  • A city of central Alaska north-northeast of Anchorage. It was founded in 1902 as a gold-mining camp. Population: 31,100.
  • Fairbanks, Douglas Originally Douglas Elton Ulman. 1883-1939. American actor known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films such as Robin Hood (1922). His son Douglas, Jr. (1909-2000), played similar roles in motion pictures such as Gunga Din (1939).

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  • proper n. An English habitational surname for someone who lived in any of several places named "fair bank" etc.
  • proper n. A city in Alaska, USA.

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

  • n. United States film actor noted for his swashbuckling roles (1883-1939)
  • n. United States film actor; son of Douglas Elton Fairbanks, (1909-2000)


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