- Sir Walter.Also Ra·legh.1552?–1618, English explorer and writer, a favorite of Elizabeth I.
- a city in and the capital of North Carolina, in the central part.
- a male given name.
- a state in the SE United States, on the Atlantic coast. 52,586 sq. mi. (136,198 sq. km). Capital: Raleigh. Abbreviation: NC (for use with zip code), N.C.
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In March 2011, Ali received an email invitation to attend an education conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.The Pirate Negotiator
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"I'm really concerned by what's going on in Raleigh and by the attitudes of the legislature," Willey said.
Linda Willey and Deborah Johnson drove 200 miles from the Outer Banks to Raleigh Monday morning.
Where in his portrait gallery is the picture of a Drake, or even of a Raleigh?The Man Shakespeare
Raleigh made several attempts to plant a colony in Virginia.
Raleigh was now at the height of his favor with Queen Elizabeth.
The fate of Raleigh's colony is one of the puzzles of history.
Herein tradition says was the seed of Raleigh's misfortunes.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
- a city in E central North Carolina, capital of the state. Pop: 316 802 (2003 est)
- Sir Walter . ?1552–1618, English courtier, explorer, and writer; favourite of Elizabeth I. After unsuccessful attempts to colonize Virginia (1584–89), he led two expeditions to the Orinoco to search for gold (1595; 1616). He introduced tobacco and potatoes into England, and was imprisoned (1603–16) for conspiracy under James I. He was beheaded in 1618
- a state of the southeastern US, on the Atlantic: consists of a coastal plain rising to the Piedmont Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains in the west. Capital: Raleigh. Pop: 8 407 248 (2003 est). Area: 126 387 sq km (48 798 sq miles)Abbreviation: N.C., (with zip code) NC
Word Origin and History for raleigh
city in North Carolina, U.S., founded 1792 and named for Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
One of the thirteen colonies.
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