[ mi-ran-duh; also for 1, 4, Spanish mee-rahn-dah ]
/ mɪˈræn də; also for 1, 4, Spanish miˈrɑn dɑ /


Fran·cis·co de [frahn-sees-kaw th e] /frɑnˈsis kɔ ðɛ/,1750–1816, Venezuelan revolutionist and patriot.
Astronomy. a moon of the planet Uranus.
daughter of Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest.
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “to be admired.”


Law. of, relating to, or being upheld by the Supreme Court ruling (Miranda v. Arizona, 1966) requiring law-enforcement officers to warn a person who has been taken into custody of his or her rights to remain silent and to have legal counsel.


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/ (mɪˈrændə) /


one of the larger satellites of the planet Uranus

British Dictionary definitions for miranda (2 of 2)

/ (Spanish miˈranda) /


Francisco de (franˈsisko de). 1750–1816, Venezuelan revolutionary, who planned to liberate South and Central America from Spain. A leader (1811–12) of the Venezuelan uprising, he surrendered to Spain and died in prison
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