dolly 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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