Whitney

[ hwit-nee, wit- ]
/ ˈʰwɪt ni, ˈwɪt- /

noun

Eli, 1765–1825, U.S. manufacturer and inventor.
John Hay, 1904–82, U.S. diplomat and newspaper publisher.
Josiah Dwight, 1819–96, U.S. geologist.
William Dwight, 1827–94, U.S. philologist and lexicographer (brother of Josiah Dwight).
Mount, a mountain in E California, in the Sierra Nevada. 14,495 feet (4,418 meters).
a male given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for Whitney (1 of 2)

Whitney1
/ (ˈwɪtnɪ) /

noun

Mount Whitney a mountain in E California: the highest peak in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and in continental US (excluding Alaska). Height: 4418 m (14 495 ft)

British Dictionary definitions for Whitney (2 of 2)

Whitney2
/ (ˈwɪtnɪ) /

noun

Eli. 1765–1825, US inventor of a mechanical cotton gin (1793) and pioneer manufacturer of interchangeable parts
William Dwight. 1827–94, US philologist, noted esp for his Sanskrit Grammar (1879)
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