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Berkeley

[burk-lee; for 2, 3, 6 also British bahrk-lee]
noun
1.
Busby [buhz-bee] , (William Berkeley Enos) 1895–1976, U.S. choreographer and musical-film director.
2.
George, 1685?–1753, Irish bishop and philosopher.
3.
Sir William, 1610–77, British colonial governor of Virginia 1642–76.
4.
a city in W California, on San Francisco Bay.
5.
a city in E Missouri, near St. Louis.
6.
a male given name.
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Berkeley1 (ˈbɜːklɪ)
 
n
a city in W California, on San Francisco Bay: seat of the University of California. Pop: 102 049 (2003 est)

Berkeley2 (ˈbɑːklɪ)
 
n
1.  Busby. real name William Berkeley Enos. 1895--1976, US dance director, noted esp for his elaborate choreography in film musicals
2.  George. 1685--1753, Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop, whose system of subjective idealism was expounded in his works A Treatise concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710) and Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous (1713). He also wrote Essay towards a New Theory of Vision (1709)
3.  Sir Lennox (Randal Francis). 1903--89, British composer; his works include four symphonies, four operas, and the Serenade for Strings (1939)

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Berkeley definition


City in California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay.

Note: Berkeley is the location of a distinguished branch of the University of California. The University of California at Berkeley has been a center for student activism and social-change movements, particularly in the 1960s and early 1970s.
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