Dolley madison

Madison

[mad-uh-suhn]
noun
1.
Dolly or Dolley [dol-ee] , (Dorothea Payne) 1768–1849, wife of James Madison.
2.
James, 1751–1836, 4th president of the U.S. 1809–17.
3.
a city in and the capital of Wisconsin, in the S part.
4.
a city in NE New Jersey.
5.
a town in S Connecticut.
6.
a city in SE Indiana.
7.
a river in SW Montana and NW Wyoming, flowing N to join the Jefferson and Gallatin rivers and form the Missouri River. 183 miles (294 km) long.
8.
a dance in which the participants stand side by side in a line while one person, acting as leader, calls out various steps, each letter of the word “Madison” signaling a specific step.
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madison (ˈmædɪsən)
 
n
a type of cycle relay race
 
[C20: from Madison Square Gardens in New York City, early venue for such races]

Madison1 (ˈmædɪsən)
 
n
a city in the US, in S central Wisconsin, on an isthmus between Lakes Mendota and Monona: the state capital. Pop: 218 432 (2003 est)

Madison2 (ˈmædɪsən)
 
n
James. 1751--1836, US statesman; 4th president of the US (1809--17). He helped to draft the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. His presidency was dominated by the War of 1812

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Madison
popular dance of the 1950s, of unknown origin.
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Madison definition


Capital of Wisconsin.

Note: Location of the main branch of the University of Wisconsin.
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dolley madison

American first lady (1809-17), the wife of James Madison, fourth president of the United States. Raised in the plain style of her Quaker family, she was renowned for her charm, warmth, and ingenuity. Her popularity as manager of the White House made that task a responsibility of every first lady who followed.

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