[ mel-bern ]

  1. 2nd Viscount. William Lamb.

  2. a seaport in and the capital of Victoria, in SE Australia.

  1. a city on the E coast of Florida.

Other words from Melbourne

  • Mel·bur·ni·an [mel-bur-nee-uhn], /mɛlˈbɜr ni ən/, noun, adjective

Words Nearby Melbourne Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Melbourne in a sentence

  • How many in Melbourne injure wealth and brain, I leave to more skilled and morose critics.

  • I had known him well in Melbourne where he helped me more than anyone else to get the hang of the Australian system.

  • One day he accidentally let slip some words about Melbourne, which he could not well have done unless he had seen the place.

    Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • His body was found more than twenty-four hours after his death, in the harbour at Melbourne.

    The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking
  • For one thing, an old articled clerk of mine went to Melbourne some years ago, and succeeded in getting a practice there.

    The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking

British Dictionary definitions for Melbourne (1 of 2)


/ (ˈmɛlbən) /

  1. 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)

British Dictionary definitions for Melbourne (2 of 2)


/ (ˈmɛlbən) /

  1. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount. 1779–1848; Whig prime minister (1834; 1835–41). He was the chief political adviser to the young Queen Victoria

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Cultural definitions for Melbourne


[ (mel-buhrn) ]

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.

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