Raleigh

[ raw-lee, rah- ]

noun
  1. Sir Walter. Also Ralegh. 1552?–1618, English explorer and writer, a favorite of Elizabeth I.

  2. a city in and the capital of North Carolina, in the central part.

  1. a male given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for Raleigh (1 of 2)

Raleigh1

/ (ˈrɔːlɪ, ˈrɑː-) /


noun
  1. a city in E central North Carolina, capital of the state. Pop: 316 802 (2003 est)

British Dictionary definitions for Raleigh (2 of 2)

Raleigh2

Ralegh

/ (ˈrɔːlɪ, ˈrɑː-) /


noun
  1. 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

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