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Stanley

[ stan-lee ]
/ ˈstæn li /
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noun

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British Dictionary definitions for Stanley (1 of 2)

Stanley1
/ (ˈstænlɪ) /

noun

the capital of the Falkland Islands, in NE East Falkland Island: scene of fighting in the Falklands War of 1982. Pop: 1989 (2001)
a town in NE England, in N Durham. Pop: 19 072 (2001)
Mount Stanley a mountain in central Africa, between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre): the highest peak of the Ruwenzori range. Height: 5109 m (16 763 ft)Congolese name: Ngaliema Mountain

British Dictionary definitions for Stanley (2 of 2)

Stanley2
/ (ˈstænlɪ) /

noun

Sir Henry Morton . 1841–1904, British explorer and journalist, who led an expedition to Africa in search of Livingstone, whom he found on Nov 10, 1871. He led three further expeditions in Africa (1874–77; 1879–84; 1887–89) and was instrumental in securing Belgian sovereignty over the Congo Free State
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Medical definitions for Stanley

Stanley
[ stănlē ]
Wendell Meredith 1904-1971

American biochemist. He shared a 1946 Nobel Prize for discovering methods of producing pure enzymes and virus proteins.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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