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

  • Morley, Christopher Darlington 1890-1957. American writer who was a founder and editor (1924-1941) of Saturday Review and wrote prolifically, most notably popular novels.
  • Morley, Edward Williams 1838-1923. American chemist and physicist who with Albert Michelson disproved the existence of ether, the hypothetical medium of electromagnetic waves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. any of various towns in England
  • proper n. A habitational surname

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

  • n. United States chemist and physicist who collaborated with Michelson in the Michelson-Morley experiment (1838-1923)


From Old English mor ("moor") + leah ("wood") (Wiktionary)



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