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Raleigh

[raw-lee, rah-] /ˈrɔ li, ˈrɑ-/
noun
1.
Sir Walter. Also, Ralegh, 1552?–1618, English explorer and writer, a favorite of Elizabeth I.
2.
a city in and the capital of North Carolina, in the central part.
3.
a male given name.

North Carolina

noun
1.
a state in the SE United States, on the Atlantic coast. 52,586 sq. mi. (136,198 sq. km).
Capital: Raleigh.
Abbreviation: NC (for use with zip code), N.C.
Related forms
North Carolinian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Raleigh

Raleigh1

/ˈrɔːlɪ; ˈrɑː-/
noun
1.
a city in E central North Carolina, capital of the state. Pop: 316 802 (2003 est)

Raleigh2

/ˈrɔːlɪ; ˈrɑː-/
noun
1.
Sir Walter. ?1552–1618, English courtier, explorer, and writer; favourite of Elizabeth I. After unsuccessful attempts to colonize Virginia (1584–89), he led two expeditions to the Orinoco to search for gold (1595; 1616). He introduced tobacco and potatoes into England, and was imprisoned (1603–16) for conspiracy under James I. He was beheaded in 1618

North Carolina

noun
1.
a state of the southeastern US, on the Atlantic: consists of a coastal plain rising to the Piedmont Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains in the west. Capital: Raleigh. Pop: 8 407 248 (2003 est). Area: 126 387 sq km (48 798 sq miles) Abbreviation N.C., (with zip code) NC
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Word Origin and History for Raleigh

city in North Carolina, U.S., founded 1792 and named for Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Raleigh in Culture

North Carolina definition


State in the southeastern United States bordered by Virginia to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, South Carolina and Georgia to the south, and Tennessee to the west. Its capital is Raleigh, and its largest city is Charlotte.

Note: One of the thirteen colonies.
Note: One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.
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