Decatur

[dih-key-ter]
noun
  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.

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

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

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

  • 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

Decatur

noun
  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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