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  1. Stephen,1779–1820, U.S. naval officer.
  2. a city in central Illinois.
  3. a city in N Alabama.
  4. a city in N Georgia, near Atlanta.
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  • Decatur Brown laughed—a light, irresponsible, bachelor laugh.

  • It was quite like being received by a sovereign, Decatur imagined.

  • "Never mind about Aunt Judith," interrupted Decatur, firmly.

  • At sight of her, Decatur understood Jane's position clearly.

  • He was in the fight, and boarded with Decatur, but did not save his commander's life.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

British Dictionary definitions for decatur


  1. Stephen. 1779–1820, US naval officer, noted for his raid on Tripoli harbour (1804) and his role in the War of 1812
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