- Dol·ly or Dol·ley [dol-ee] /ˈdɒl i/, Dorothea Payne, 1768–1849, wife of James Madison.
- James,1751–1836, 4th president of the U.S. 1809–17.
- a city in and the capital of Wisconsin, in the S part.
- a city in NE New Jersey.
- a town in S Connecticut.
- a city in SE Indiana.
- a river in SW Montana and NW Wyoming, flowing N to join the Jefferson and Gallatin rivers and form the Missouri River. 183 miles (294 km) long.
- a dance in which the participants stand side by side in a line while one person, acting as leader, calls out various steps, each letter of the word “Madison” signaling a specific step.
- a state in the N central United States: a part of the Midwest. 56,154 sq. mi. (145,440 sq. km). Capital: Madison. Abbreviation: WI (for use with zip code), Wis., Wisc.
- a river flowing SW from N Wisconsin to the Mississippi. 430 miles (690 km) long.
- the fourth stage of the glaciation of North America during the Pleistocene.
Examples from the Web for madison
The owner of the original video of the “dead cops” chant told me it was taken on 32nd Street between 5th and Madison avenues.The Monsters Who Screamed for Dead Cops
December 23, 2014
In response, voters thought voting for Madison was inconsistent with their thirst for free booze.Founding Fathers Loved Drunk Voters
November 1, 2014
Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Madonna, Tom Hanks and Gwyneth Paltrow are among those who have eaten at 960 Madison Avenue.Inside New York’s Most Powerful Diner
October 31, 2014
Madison knew directly how colonial-era Anglicans had persecuted Baptists.In Texas Textbooks, Moses Is a Founding Father
September 22, 2014
One of their more memorable ones supported the Rainforest Action Network in 1988 at Madison Square Garden.How the Grateful Dead Invented the Ice Bucket Challenge
August 24, 2014
Uncle Peter did succeed in walking as far as Madison Square.
He turned into a restaurant on Madison Square and ordered dinner.
In 1811 Mr. Madison appointed him consul at Riga, but he declined the place.
His mother, Mrs. Goddard of Madison Square, was not needlessly alarmed.Melomaniacs
The annual meeting of 1899 took place in Madison, September 5, 6.
- a type of cycle relay race
- a city in the US, in S central Wisconsin, on an isthmus between Lakes Mendota and Monona: the state capital. Pop: 218 432 (2003 est)
- James. 1751–1836, US statesman; 4th president of the US (1809–17). He helped to draft the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. His presidency was dominated by the War of 1812
- a state of the N central US, on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan: consists of an undulating plain, with uplands in the north and west; over 168 m (550 ft) above sea level along the shore of Lake Michigan. Capital: Madison. Pop: 5 472 299 (2003 est). Area: 141 061 sq km (54 464 sq miles)Abbreviation: Wis., Wis, (with zip code) WI
- a river in central and SW Wisconsin, flowing south and west to the Mississippi. Length: 692 km (430 miles)
Word Origin and History for madison
surname attested from early 15c., probably in many cases a variant of Mathieson "son of Matthew," but in some cases perhaps "son of Maddy," from the pet form of the fem. proper name Maud. The city in Wisconsin, U.S., was named 1836 for U.S. President James Madison, who had died that year. As the name of a popular dance of 1960, its signification is unknown; supposedly it originated in Baltimore.
organized as a U.S. territory 1836; admitted as a state 1848. originally applied to the Wisconsin River; a native name of unknown origin. Early spellings include Mescousing and Wishkonsing.
Capital of Wisconsin.