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

  • A city of northeast-central Louisiana east of Shreveport. Founded in 1785, it is an industrial center. Population: 51,600.
  • Monroe, Harriet 1860-1936. American poet who founded and edited (1912-1936) Poetry, an influential magazine in which works of Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, and William Carlos Williams, among others, were first published.
  • Monroe, James 1758-1831. The fifth President of the United States (1817-1825), whose administration was marked by the acquisition of Florida (1819), the Missouri Compromise (1820), in which Missouri was declared a slave state, and the profession of the Monroe Doctrine (1823), declaring U.S. opposition to European interference in the Americas.
  • Monroe, Marilyn Originally Norma Jean Baker. 1926-1962. American actress noted for her roles in movies such as Some Like It Hot (1959) and The Misfits (1961) and for her tragic death.
  • Monroe, William Smith Known as "Bill.” 1911-1996. American guitarist, singer, and songwriter widely regarded as the father of bluegrass.

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  • proper n. A Scottish topographic surname from Gaelic words meaning "foot of a hill"

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  • n. United States film actress noted for sex appeal (1926-1962)
  • n. a town in north central Louisiana
  • n. 5th President of the United States; author of the Monroe Doctrine (1758-1831)
  • n. a town of southeast Michigan on Lake Erie


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  • MONROE - The police are responding today, April 6, to a complaint about a group of pot-bellied pigs roaming in the streets, according to Monroe dispatchers. - News

  • MONROE - Gypsy moths have been found in one Southwest Ohio area, in parts of Middletown and Monroe in Butler County.

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  • MONROE, N.C. -- An Amber Alert was issued for a missing North Carolina baby who officials said was abducted in Monroe on Tuesday. - News

  • MONROE, OH (FOX19) - It has been just over a week since lightning hit the "King Of King's" statue along I-75 in Monroe and set it on fire.

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  • ► CLARKE CENTRAL 16, MONROE AREA 4 (six innings): At Monroe, Bradley West went the distance, striking out nine, and Jay Swinford went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and his first home run of the season as the Gladiators bashed the Purple Hurricanes.

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  • MONROE - Three-penny stamps propelled the World War II letters from the South Pacific to a small farm on Route 1 in Monroe. Local, Sports, Business and Entertainment News

  • MONROE - Hundreds of parishioners are expected to attend the noon Mass this Sunday to watch the Rev. Jeffrey Maurer celebrate his final Mass as a parochial vicar at Sacred Heart Church in Monroe.


  • MONROE, N.C. -- One person was killed when a helicopter crashed in an open field in Monroe early Thursday. - Local News

  • MONROE - A group of residents from the Mount Pleasant Retirement Village along with some other Monroe residents have signed a petition asking the city to stop its fight against a coke plant in Middletown. - News


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