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[ram-zee] /ˈræm zi/
Arthur Michael (Baron Ramsey of Canterbury) 1904–1988, English clergyman and scholar: archbishop of Canterbury 1961–74.
a town in NE New Jersey.
a town in SE Minnesota.
a male given name: from a Scandinavian word meaning “wooded island.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The speaker tittered as Ramsey inquiringly extended her arms out forward and crossed her wrists.

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  • Robbie left her at the church door, and he's off by the Ramsey packet for England.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Ramsey was laconic in response to inquiries upon this subject.

    Ramsey Milholland Booth Tarkington
  • She had little errands there that could not be done in Ramsey.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Stewart and Ramsey formed their regiments under cover of the wood, and with Oswald, kept the enemy at bay.

British Dictionary definitions for Ramsey


Sir Alf(red) (Ernest). 1922–99, English footballer and football manager, who played for England 32 times and managed England when they won the World Cup (1966)
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