stanley, sir

Matthews

[math-yooz]
noun
1.
(James) Brander [bran-der] , 1852–1929, U.S. writer and educator.
2.
Sir Stanley, 1915–2000, British soccer player.
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Stanley

[stan-lee]
noun
1.
Arthur Penrhyn [pen-rin] , (Dean Stanley) 1815–81, English clergyman and author.
2.
Edward George Geoffrey Smith, 14th Earl of Derby, 1799–1869, British statesman: prime minister 1852, 1858–59, 1866–68.
3.
Francis Edgar, 1849–1918, and his twin brother Freelan [free-luhn] 1849–1940, U.S. inventors and manufacturers: developed steam-powered car.
4.
Sir Henry Morton (John Rowlands) 1841–1904, British journalist and explorer in Africa: led successful search for David Livingstone.
5.
Wendell M(eredith) 1904–71, U.S. biochemist: Nobel prize 1946.
6.
the capital and principal harbor of the Falkland Islands, in the E part.
7.
former name of Ngaliema, Mount.
8.
a male given name: an Old English family name taken from a placename meaning “stone field.”
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Matthews (ˈmæθjuːz)
 
n
Sir Stanley. 1915--2002, English footballer

Stanley1 (ˈstænlɪ)
 
n
1.  the capital of the Falkland Islands, in NE East Falkland Island: scene of fighting in the Falklands War of 1982. Pop: 1989 (2001)
2.  a town in NE England, in N Durham. Pop: 19 072 (2001)
3.  Mount Stanley Congolese name: Ngaliema Mountain a mountain in central Africa, between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre): the highest peak of the Ruwenzori range. Height: 5109 m (16 763 ft)

Stanley2 (ˈstænlɪ)
 
n
Sir Henry Morton. 1841--1904, British explorer and journalist, who led an expedition to Africa in search of Livingstone, whom he found on Nov 10, 1871. He led three further expeditions in Africa (1874--77; 1879--84; 1887--89) and was instrumental in securing Belgian sovereignty over the Congo Free State

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Matthew
masc. proper name, introduced in England by the Normans, from O.Fr. Mathieu, from L.L. Matthaeus, from Gk. Matthaios, contraction of Mattathias, from Heb. Mattathyah "gift of Jehovah," from mattath "gift." Variant Matthias is from the Gk. version.
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Stanley Stan·ley (stān'lē), Wendell Meredith. 1904-1971.

American biochemist. He shared a 1946 Nobel Prize for discovering methods of producing pure enzymes and virus proteins.

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