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[al-is] /ˈæl ɪs/
a city in S Texas.
a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “of noble rank.”.

Alice Springs

a town in Northern Territory, in central Australia.
Also called the Alice.
Formerly Stuart. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But for all that, Alice was counted in on every festive gathering.

    Uncle Terry Charles Clark Munn
  • She admitted only Hester and Margaret, and Alice, who brought him some refreshment.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • "You ought not to have to say that, Alice," said Bettina, laughing nevertheless.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver
  • Alice turned pale when he told her that the ship was to sail that evening.

    The Grateful Indian W.H.G. Kingston
  • You must remember, therefore, that Alice may go to the city and come back no better.

    Aunt Kitty's Tales Maria J. McIntosh
British Dictionary definitions for Alice


(Austral, slang) short for Alice Springs

Alice Springs

a town in central Australia, in the Northern Territory, in the Macdonnell Ranges. Pop: 23 640 (2001) Former name (until 1931) Stuart
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Word Origin and History for Alice

fem. proper name, from Old French Aliz, from Old High German Adalhaid, literally "nobility, of noble kind" (see Adelaide). Among the top 20 most popular names for girls born in the U.S. from c.1880-1920. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" published 1865.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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