dudley, first earl leicester

Dudley

[duhd-lee]
noun
1.
Robert, 1st Earl of Leicester, 1532?–88, British statesman and favorite of Queen Elizabeth.
2.
Thomas, 1576–1653, English governor of Massachusetts Bay colony, 1634–35, 1640–41, 1645–46, 1650–51.
3.
a borough in West Midlands, central England, near Birmingham.
4.
a male given name: from an Old English placename meaning “dry field.”
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Dudley1 (ˈdʌdlɪ)
 
n
1.  a town in W central England, in Dudley unitary authority, West Midlands: wrought-iron industry. Pop: 194 919 (2001)
2.  a unitary authority in W central England, in West Midlands. Pop: 304 800 (2003 est). Area: 98 sq km (38 sq miles)

Dudley2 (ˈdʌdlɪ)
 
n
Robert. See (Earl of) Leicester

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