- a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “industrious.”
[ham-uh l-tuh n]
- Alexander,1757–1804, American statesman and writer on government: the first Secretary of the Treasury 1789–97; mortally wounded by Aaron Burr in a duel.
- Alice,1869–1970, U.S. physician, educator, and toxicologist.
- Edith,1867–1963, U.S. classical scholar and writer.
- Lady Emma,Amy, or Emily, Lyon, 1765?–1815, mistress of Viscount Nelson.
- Sir Ian Standish Mon·teith [mon-teeth] /ˈmɒn tiθ/, 1853–1947, British general.
- Sir William,1788–1856, Scottish philosopher.
- Sir William Rowan [roh-uh n] /ˈroʊ ən/, 1805–65, Irish mathematician and astronomer.
- former name of Churchill River.
- Also called Grand River. a river flowing E through S Labrador into the Atlantic. 600 miles (965 km).
- Mount, a mountain of the Coast Range in California, near San Jose: site of Lick Observatory. 4209 feet (1283 meters).
- a seaport in SE Ontario, in SE Canada, on Lake Ontario.
- a city on central North Island, in New Zealand.
- an administrative district in the Strathclyde region, in S Scotland. 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km).
- a city in this district, SE of Glasgow.
- a city in SW Ohio.
- a seaport in and the capital of Bermuda.
- a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for emily
The mother, Emily Kruse, was charged with obstructing justice and intimidating a witness.Judge: Rehoming Kids Is Trafficking
December 30, 2014
It was how Charlie recruited Mack (Emily Mortimer) to work at ACN in the first place.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble
December 15, 2014
One of the rocks hit Krystyn Atwood, a black girl, and another hit Emily Harr, a white girl.Mark Wahlberg’s Pardon Plea: A Look Back At His Troubling, Violent, and Racist Rap Sheet
December 7, 2014
Emily Kinney told me that Beth and Dawn understood and respected each other on a certain level.‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple Teases ‘Darker, Weirder’ Times Ahead
December 2, 2014
Virginia Woolf loved Wuthering Heights and considered Emily Brontë superior to her sister Charlotte.The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
It was hard work pretending that Emily didn't look like Mrs. Spinker.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Emily was sixteen at the time of writing; Anne about twenty-one or twenty-two.
But if they try to teach by example, then Anne and Emily Brontë are ready to their hand.
"It is not desirable to remember all the follies of childhood," said Emily, coldly.
Emily and Mr. Benfield took a walk, and on their return did not join the family.
- a port in central Canada, in S Ontario on Lake Ontario: iron and steel industry. Pop: 618 820 (2001)
- a city in New Zealand, on central North Island. Pop: 129 300 (2004 est)
- a town in S Scotland, in South Lanarkshire near Glasgow. Pop: 48 546 (2001)
- the capital and chief port of Bermuda. Pop: 3461 (2000)
- the former name of Churchill (def. 1)
- Alexander. ?1757–1804, American statesman. He was a leader of the Federalists and as first secretary of the Treasury (1789–95) established a federal bank
- Lady Emma. ?1765–1815, mistress of Nelson
- James, 1st Duke of Hamilton. 1606–49, Scottish supporter of Charles I in the English Civil War: defeated by Cromwell at the Battle of Preston and executed
- Lewis (Carl) . born 1985, English racing driver; Formula One world champion (2008)
- Richard. 1922–2011, British artist: a pioneer of the pop art style
- Sir William Rowan. 1805–65, Irish mathematician: founded Hamiltonian mechanics and formulated the theory of quaternions
Word Origin and History for emily
also Emilia, fem. proper name, from French Émilie, from Latin Aemilia; see Emil.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- American toxicologist and physician known for her research on occupational poisons and her book Industrial Poisons in the United States (1925).
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