Berkeley

[ burk-lee; for 2, 3, 6 also British bahrk-lee ]
/ ˈbɜrk li; for 2, 3, 6 also British ˈbɑrk li /

noun

Bus·by [buhz-bee] /ˈbʌz bi/, William Berkeley Enos,1895–1976, U.S. choreographer and musical-film director.
George,1685?–1753, Irish bishop and philosopher.
Sir William,1610–77, British colonial governor of Virginia 1642–76.
a city in W California, on San Francisco Bay.
a city in E Missouri, near St. Louis.
a male given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for berkeley (1 of 2)

Berkeley1
/ (ˈbɜːklɪ) /

noun

a city in W California, on San Francisco Bay: seat of the University of California. Pop: 102 049 (2003 est)

British Dictionary definitions for berkeley (2 of 2)

Berkeley2
/ (ˈbɑːklɪ) /

noun

(ˈbɜːklɪ) Busby . real name William Berkeley Enos . 1895–1976, US dance director, noted esp for his elaborate choreography in film musicals
(ˈbɑːklɪ) George . 1685–1753, Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop, whose system of subjective idealism was expounded in his works A Treatise concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710) and Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous (1713). He also wrote Essay towards a New Theory of Vision (1709)
(ˈbɑːklɪ) Sir Lennox (Randal Francis). 1903–89, British composer; his works include four symphonies, four operas, and the Serenade for Strings (1939)
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Cultural definitions for berkeley

Berkeley

City in California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay.

notes for Berkeley

Berkeley is the location of a distinguished branch of the University of California. The University of California at Berkeley has been a center for student activism and social-change movements, particularly in the 1960s and early 1970s.
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