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

  • A city of west-central Germany in the Ruhr district south-southeast of Münster. Founded c. 1226, it was an active member of the Hanseatic League after 1469.
  • Mariel Margaret,American soccer player who set a world record for scoring in international competition with 136 goals and 114 assists, more than any other woman or man. She also led the US women's soccer team to gold medals in the 1996 and 2004 Olympics.

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  • proper noun An English topographic surname for someone who lived in an area of flat land near a river; or a habitational name from several places with the same name in southern England.


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