Monroe

[muh n-roh]
noun
  1. Harriet,1861?–1936, U.S. editor and poet.
  2. James,1758–1831, 5th president of the U.S. 1817–25.
  3. MarilynNorma Jean Baker or Mortenson, 1926–62, U.S. film actress.
  4. William SmithBillThe Father of Bluegrass, 1911–96, U.S. musician, singer, and songwriter.
  5. a city in N Louisiana.
  6. a city in SE Michigan, on Lake Erie.
  7. a town in SW Connecticut.
  8. a city in S North Carolina.
  9. a town in S Wisconsin.
  10. Fort. Fort Monroe.
  11. a male given name.
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  • But Monroe in two strides was beside the table where it lay.

    The Bondwoman

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • Monroe only looked at her, but did not reply to the sceptical query.

    The Bondwoman

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • A leisurely step sounded on the stairs and Monroe descended.

    The Bondwoman

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • Pluto was profuse in his thanks, while Monroe hunted for a match with which to view the picture.

    The Bondwoman

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • She heard all their words, and the final ones: “Captain Monroe, you are under arrest!”

    The Bondwoman

    Marah Ellis Ryan


British Dictionary definitions for monroe

Monroe

noun
  1. James. 1758–1831, US statesman; fifth president of the US (1817–25). He promulgated the Monroe Doctrine (1823)
  2. Marilyn, born Norma Jeane Mortenson. later Norma Jeane Baker, sometimes spelled Norma Jean, 1926–62, US film actress. Her films include Niagara (1952), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), and Some Like It Hot (1959)
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