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Whitney

[hwit-nee, wit-] /ˈʰwɪt ni, ˈwɪt-/
noun
1.
Eli, 1765–1825, U.S. manufacturer and inventor.
2.
John Hay, 1904–82, U.S. diplomat and newspaper publisher.
3.
Josiah Dwight, 1819–96, U.S. geologist.
4.
William Dwight, 1827–94, U.S. philologist and lexicographer (brother of Josiah Dwight).
5.
Mount, a mountain in E California, in the Sierra Nevada. 14,495 feet (4418 meters).
6.
a male given name.
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  • Another California mountain that was early investigated is mount whitney.

    Astronomy David Todd
  • Mus., taken on mount whitney, also shows white facial markings and some other features of the valley-inhabiting xanthogenys.

    American Weasels E. Raymond Hall
  • Atmospheric absorption had never before been studied with such precision as it was by Langley on mount whitney.

  • The view from the summit of mount whitney surpasses that from any of the peaks of Switzerland.

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British Dictionary definitions for mount whitney

Whitney1

/ˈwɪtnɪ/
noun
1.
Mount Whitney, a mountain in E California: the highest peak in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and in continental US (excluding Alaska). Height: 4418 m (14 495 ft)

Whitney2

/ˈwɪtnɪ/
noun
1.
Eli. 1765–1825, US inventor of a mechanical cotton gin (1793) and pioneer manufacturer of interchangeable parts
2.
William Dwight. 1827–94, US philologist, noted esp for his Sanskrit Grammar (1879)
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Mount Whitney definition


Mountain in eastern California.

Note: Highest peak in the United States, excluding Alaska.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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