Saint Helena

St. Helena

a British island in the S Atlantic: Napoleon's place of exile 1815–21. 47 sq. mi. (122 sq. km).
a British colony comprising this island, Ascension Island, and the Tristan da Cunha group. 126 sq. mi. (326 sq. km). Capital: Jamestown. Unabridged


[hel-uh-nuh; for 3 also huh-lee-nuh]
Saint, c247–c330, mother of Constantine I.
a city in and the capital of Montana, in the W part.
a female given name, form of Helen. Unabridged
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Helena1 (ˈhɛlənə)
a city in W Montana: the state capital. Pop: 26 718 (2003 est)

Helena2 (hɛlənə)
Saint. ?248--?328 ad, Roman empress, mother of Constantine I. After converting to Christianity (313) she made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land (?326) where she supposedly discovered the cross on which Christ died. Feast day: May 21

Saint Helena (ˌsɛntɪˈliːnə)
a volcanic island in the SE Atlantic, forming a UK Overseas Territory with its dependencies Tristan da Cunha and Ascension, and the uninhabited Gough, Inaccessible, and Nightingale Islands: discovered by the Portuguese in 1502 and annexed by England in 1651; scene of Napoleon's exile and death. Capital: Jamestown. Pop: 5644 (2003 est). Area: 122 sq km (47 sq miles)

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