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Alice

[al-is]
noun
1.
a city in S Texas.
3.
a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “of noble rank.”
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Alice Springs

noun
a town in Northern Territory, in central Australia.
Also called the Alice.
Formerly Stuart.
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Alice or the Alice (ˈælɪs)
 
n
slang (Austral) short for Alice Springs
 
the Alice or the Alice
 
n

Alice Springs
 
n
Former name (until 1931): Stuart a town in central Australia, in the Northern Territory, in the Macdonnell Ranges. Pop: 23 640 (2001)

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Word Origin & History

Alice
fem. proper name, from O.Fr. Aliz, from O.H.G. Adalhaid, lit. "nobility, of noble kind" (see Adelaide). Among the top 20 most popular names for girls born in the U.S. from c.1880-1920.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
ALICE
all-purpose lightweight individual carrying equipment
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