- 2nd Viscount. William Lamb.
- a seaport in and the capital of Victoria, in SE Australia.
- a city on the E coast of Florida.
- the ancient Roman goddess of victory, identified with the Greek goddess Nike.
- 1819–1901, queen of Great Britain 1837–1901; empress of India 1876–1901.
- Gua·da·lupe [gwahd-l-oop, -oo-pee; Spanish gwah-th ah-loo-pe] /ˌgwɑd lˈup, -ˈu pi; Spanish ˌgwɑ ðɑˈlu pɛ/Manuel Félix Fernández, 1789–1843, Mexican military and political leader: first president of the republic 1824–29.
- To·más Luis de [taw-mahs lwees de] /tɔˈmɑs lwis dɛ/, 1548–1611, Spanish composer.
- Also called Hong Kong, Xianggang. a seaport in and the capital of the Hong Kong colony, on the N coast of Hong Kong island, facing the seaport of Kowloon.
- a state in SE Australia. 87,884 sq. mi. (227,620 sq. km). Capital: Melbourne.
- a seaport in and the capital of British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, in SW Canada.
- a city in S Texas.
- a former name of Nyanda.
- a port in and the capital of the Seychelles.
- Lake. Also called Victoria Nyanza. a lake in E central Africa, in Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya: second largest freshwater lake in the world; source of the White Nile. About 26,828 sq. mi. (69,485 sq. km).
- Mount, a mountain on E New Guinea, in SE Papua New Guinea, in the Owen Stanley Range. 13,240 feet (4036 meters).
- (lowercase) a low, light, four-wheeled carriage with a calash top, a seat for two passengers, and a perch in front for the driver.
- (lowercase) an open touring car having a folding top that usually covers only the rear seat.
- (lowercase) any of several large-leaved water lilies of the genus Victoria.Compare royal water lily.
- a female given name.
Examples from the Web for melbourne
From a pediatric ICU in Melbourne, Australia, to an elevator in Brooklyn, we see just how harmful refusing to vaccinate can be.Hey Anti-Vaxxers, Watch NOVA: Vaccines--Calling the Shots
September 11, 2014
Dr. Katherine (Katie) Mack is a theoretical astrophysicist at Melbourne University and has written for Slate, Time, and elsewhere.Girls Love Science. We Tell Them Not To.
July 17, 2014
It was in Melbourne and I was sitting in the back of the audience with my wife.The Great Character Actor: Guy Pearce on His Brilliant Career, From ‘Priscilla’ to ‘The Rover’
May 23, 2014
Previously, he visited Melbourne and Sydney in January 2010.Prince George To Accompany Will and Kate on Trip Down Under
December 20, 2013
Tel Aviv is now ranked 32nd as a world financial center, ahead of Melbourne, Munich and Rome.Memo to Bibi Netanyahu: It’s Time to Build an Arsenal of Awe
December 2, 2013
Now, I must say a word or two about my first impressions on visiting Melbourne.Explorations in Australia
Melbourne was then a centre of greater literary activity than Sydney.The Poems of Henry Kendall
They were accompanied by the Australian cruisers Melbourne and Sydney.
Sent him a letter plumb to Melbourne and, says he: 'You've made your bed; now lay in it.Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
Miss Romilly also arrived, and we all returned to Melbourne in the evening.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
- a port in SE Australia, capital of Victoria, on Port Phillip Bay: the second largest city in the country; settled in 1835 and developed rapidly with the discovery of rich goldfields in 1851; three universities. Pop: 3 160 171 (2001)
- William Lamb, 2nd Viscount. 1779–1848; Whig prime minister (1834; 1835–41). He was the chief political adviser to the young Queen Victoria
- a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with a folding hood, two passenger seats, and a seat in front for the driver
- Also called: victoria plum British a large sweet variety of plum, red and yellow in colour
- any South American giant water lily of the genus Victoria, having very large floating leaves and large white, red, or pink fragrant flowers: family Nymphaeaceae
- a state of SE Australia: part of New South Wales colony until 1851; semiarid in the northwest, with the Great Dividing Range in the centre and east and the Murray River along the N border. Capital: Melbourne. Pop: 4 947 985 (2003 est). Area: 227 620 sq km (87 884 sq miles)
- Lake Victoria or Victoria Nyanza a lake in East Africa, in Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya, at an altitude of 1134 m (3720 ft): the largest lake in Africa and second largest in the world; drained by the Victoria Nile. Area: 69 485 sq km (26 828 sq miles)
- a port in SW Canada, capital of British Columbia, on Vancouver Island: founded in 1843 by the Hudson's Bay Company; made capital of British Columbia in 1868; university (1963). Pop: 288 346 (2001)
- the capital of the Seychelles, a port on NE Mahé. Pop: 25 500 (2004 est)
- an urban area in S China, part of Hong Kong, on N Hong Kong Island: financial and administrative district; university (1911); the name tends not to be used officially since reunification of Hong Kong with China in 1997
- Mount Victoria a mountain in SE Papua New Guinea: the highest peak of the Owen Stanley Range. Height: 4073 m (13 363 ft)
- 1819–1901, queen of the United Kingdom (1837–1901) and empress of India (1876–1901). She married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1840). Her sense of vocation did much to restore the prestige of the British monarchy
- (Spanish bikˈtorja) Tomás Luis de. ?1548–1611, Spanish composer of motets and masses in the polyphonic style
- the Roman goddess of victoryGreek counterpart: Nike
Word Origin and History for melbourne
city in Australia, named 1837 for William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779-1848) then British Prime Minister; the title is from Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire. The place name is literally "mill stream," Old English Mileburne (1086).
fem. proper name, Latin, literally "victory" (see victory). The Victoria cross is a decoration founded 1856 by Queen Victoria.
Second-largest city in Australia, located on the country's southern coast; the capital of Victoria state and the largest city in the state; a financial and commercial center.