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Montgomery

[mont-guhm-uh-ree, -guhm-ree]
noun
1.
Bernard Law, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein ("Monty") 1887–1976, British field marshal: World War II commander of British 8th Army in Africa and Europe.
2.
Lucy Maud, 1874–1942, Canadian writer, creator of Anne of Green Gables.
3.
Richard, 1736–75, American Revolutionary general.
4.
Wes (John Leslie Montgomery) 1925–68, U.S. jazz guitarist.
5.
a city in and the capital of Alabama, in the central part, on the Alabama River.
6.
a town in SW Ohio.
8.
a male given name.
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Montgomery1 (məntˈɡʌmərɪ)
 
n
a city in central Alabama, on the Alabama River: state capital; capital of the Confederacy (1861). Pop: 200 123 (2003 est)

Montgomery2 (məntˈɡʌmərɪ)
 
n
1.  Bernard Law, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, nicknamed Monty. 1887--1976, British field marshal. As commander of the 8th Army in North Africa, he launched the offensive, beginning with the victory at El Alamein (1942), that drove Rommel's forces back to Tunis. He also commanded the ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1944) and accepted Germany's surrender at Lüneburg Heath (May 7, 1945)
2.  L(ucy) M(aud). 1874--1942, Canadian writer; her novels include Anne of Green Gables (1908) and its sequels.

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Alabama
created and named as a U.S. territory 1817 by a division of Mississippi Territory; ultimately named for one of the native peoples who lived there, who speak Muskogean. Their name probably is from a Choctaw term meaning "plant-cutters."
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Alabama definition


State in the southeastern United States bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Its capital is Montgomery, and its largest city is Birmingham.

Note: One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.
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