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

  • Melville, Herman 1819-1891. American writer whose experiences at sea provided the factual basis of Moby-Dick (1851), considered among the greatest American novels. His other works include short stories, such as "Bartleby the Scrivener” (1856), and the novella Billy Budd (published 1924).
  • LakeMelville A saltwater lake of Newfoundland, Canada, in southeast Labrador. It receives the Churchill River in Goose Bay, its southwest arm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A Scottish habitational surname of Norman origin, from Malleville in Normandy.
  • proper n. Herman Melville (1819-1891), an American novelist, essayist, and poet. He is best remembered for the novel Moby-Dick.
  • proper n. His works or media adaptations of his works.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. Herman Melville, American novelist, author of Moby Dick; b. 1819, d. 1891.

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

  • n. United States writer of novels and short stories (1819-1891)


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