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

  • The capital of North Carolina, in the east-central part of the state southeast of Durham. Selected as the capital in 1788, the city was laid out in 1792. Population: 356,000.
  • Raleigh, Sir Walter 1552?-1618. English courtier, navigator, colonizer, and writer. A favorite of Elizabeth I, he campaigned in Ireland and Cádiz, explored Guiana, colonized Virginia, and introduced tobacco and the potato to Europe. Convicted of treason by James I, he was released for another expedition to Guiana and executed after its failure. His literary works include poetry, memoirs, and a world history.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. the county seat of Wake County and the capital of North Carolina
  • proper n. an English place name, surname and given name
  • proper n. Sir Walter Raleigh English explorer and soldier
  • proper n. an English bicycle manufacturer

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

  • n. capital of the state of North Carolina; located in the east central part of the North Carolina
  • n. English courtier (a favorite of Elizabeth I) who tried to colonize Virginia; introduced potatoes and tobacco to England (1552-1618)


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