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

  • A city of southern California, a residential suburb in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area. Population: 37,600.
  • Stanton, Edwin McMasters 1814-1869. American public official who served as U.S. secretary of war (1862-1868). His dismissal by President Andrew Johnson and his subsequent refusal to leave office precipitated the impeachment of Johnson.
  • Stanton, Elizabeth Cady 1815-1902. American feminist and social reformer. She helped organize the first women's rights convention, held in Seneca Falls, New York (1848), for which she wrote a Declaration of Sentiments calling for the reform of discriminatory practices that perpetuated sexual inequality.

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  • proper n. Any of several placenames in England from Saxon words meaning stone and enclosure
  • proper n. A habitational surname from either of these places

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

  • n. United States suffragist and feminist; called for reform of the practices that perpetuated sexual inequality (1815-1902)


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