[ mi-ran-duh; also, for 1, 4, Spanish mee-rahn-dah ]

  1. Fran·cis·co de [frahn-sees-kawthe], /frɑnˈsis kɔ ðɛ/, 1750–1816, Venezuelan revolutionist and patriot.

  2. Astronomy. a moon of the planet Uranus.

  1. the daughter of Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest.

  2. a given name: from a Latin word meaning “to be admired.”

  1. 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 their rights to remain silent and to have legal counsel: He was read his Miranda rights, placed under arrest, and transported to the jail.Service officers must read the Miranda warning to an arrested person before asking them any investigative questions.

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/ (mɪˈrændə) /

  1. one of the larger satellites of the planet Uranus

British Dictionary definitions for Miranda (2 of 2)


/ (Spanish miˈranda) /

  1. 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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