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[awr-lan-doh; also for 1, Italian awr-lahn-daw] /ɔrˈlæn doʊ; also for 1, Italian ɔrˈlɑn dɔ/
Vittorio Emanuele
[veet-taw-ryaw e-mah-noo-e-le] /vitˈtɔ ryɔ ˌɛ mɑ nuˈɛ lɛ/ (Show IPA),
1860–1952, Italian statesman.
a city in central Florida: resort.
a male given name, form of Roland. Unabridged
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  • The little girl stretched her hand out of the window, but Orlando suddenly reared up, and leaped aside.

    A Nobleman's Nest Ivan Turgenieff
  • But it fell to Orlando Cutter, who lived on the farm next to the Grays.

    Days Off Henry Van Dyke
  • The same passionate determination which seized her when she faced Mazarine with Orlando, possessed her again.

  • Orlando Cutter usually drove home with her when the class was over.

    Days Off Henry Van Dyke
  • Orlando being driven from home by his elder brother, also went to the forest of Arden, and was taken under the duke's protection.

British Dictionary definitions for Orlando


a city in the US, in Florida: site of Walt Disney World. Pop: 199 336 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Orlando

masc. proper name, Italian form of Roland (q.v.). The city in Florida, U.S., so called from 1857, supposedly in honor of a U.S. soldier, Orlando Reeves, who was killed there in 1835 by Seminoles. It had been settled c.1844 as Jernigan.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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