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

  • A city of central Arizona north-northwest of Phoenix. It was territorial capital from 1864 to 1867 and from 1877 to 1889 and is now a trade center and health resort. Population: 41,500.
  • Prescott, Samuel 1751-1777? American Revolutionary patriot who on April 18, 1775, joined Paul Revere and William Dawes on their ride to spread the news of the British advance on Concord, Massachusetts. Because Revere was captured and Dawes was forced to retreat, only Prescott could warn the militias of Lincoln and Concord.
  • Prescott, William Hickling 1796-1859. American historian noted for his lively studies of the conquistadors, including History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English habitational surname from any of several places in England.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.

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

  • n. a town in central Arizona


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