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Melville

[mel-vil]
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noun
  1. Herman,1819–91, U.S. novelist.
  2. Lake, a saltwater lake on the E coast of Labrador, Newfoundland, in E Canada, separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a narrow inlet: the mouth of the Churchill River is at its W end. About 1133 sq. mi. (2935 sq. km).
  3. a male given name.
Related formsMel·vil·le·an, adjective, noun
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  • Melville is an island of more than a mile in circumference, with low, rocky shores.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The manager has nothing to do with Melville's private affairs.'

  • You can set down Mr. Melville's name with perfect confidence.

  • Melville then said he had no objection to taking a trip to Canada.

  • They found young Longworth there in company with Melville, who was to be his companion on the voyage.


British Dictionary definitions for melville

Melville

noun
  1. Herman. 1819–91, US novelist and short-story writer. Among his works, Moby Dick (1851) and Billy Budd (written 1891, published 1924) are outstanding
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