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margate

1

[ mahr-git, -geyt ]

noun

  1. a red-mouthed grunt, Haemulon album, inhabiting Atlantic waters from Florida to Brazil, valued as a food fish.


Margate

2

[ mahr-git, -geyt mahr-geyt ]

noun

  1. a city in NE Kent, in SE England: seaside resort.
  2. a city in SE Florida.

Margate

/ ˈmɑːɡeɪt /

noun

  1. a town and resort in SE England, in E Kent on the Isle of Thanet. Pop: 58 465 (2001)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of margate1

First recorded in 1725–35; perhaps after Margate
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Example Sentences

Unsurprisingly, his first job entailed scampering around the Dreamland Fun Fairground at the seaside town of Margate.

On August 21, 1784, the commodore's boat the 'Cumberland' went badly ashore on the rocks off Margate.

Two others at Margate, used for sick and convalescent young paupers, continued with the approval of the Central Authority.

The remarkable serpentine, shell-mosaiked shrine, known as Margate Grotto, is discussed in chap.

This kind of thing is about as different from our Solent yachting, as the Derby is from a Margate donkey ride.

From the heights of the Engadine to Margate Pier, there is equal rapture, for there is an equal cessation of routine.

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