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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.

Scott

[skot] /skɒt/
noun
1.
Barbara Ann, born 1928, Canadian figure skater.
2.
Dred
[dred] /drɛd/ (Show IPA),
1795?–1858, a black slave whose suit for freedom (1857) was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court (Dred Scott Decision) on the grounds that a slave was not a citizen and therefore could not sue in a federal court.
3.
Duncan Campbell, 1862–1947, Canadian poet and public official.
4.
Sir George Gilbert, 1811–78, English architect.
5.
his grandson, Sir Giles Gilbert, 1880–1960, English architect.
6.
Robert Falcon
[fawl-kuh n,, fal-,, faw-kuh n] /ˈfɔl kən,, ˈfæl-,, ˈfɔ kən/ (Show IPA),
1868–1912, British naval officer and antarctic explorer.
7.
Sir Walter, 1771–1832, Scottish novelist and poet.
8.
Winfield
[win-feeld] /ˈwɪnˌfild/ (Show IPA),
1786–1866, U.S. general.
9.
a male given name.

Besant

[bez-uh nt for 1; buh-zant, older use bez-uh nt for 2] /ˈbɛz ənt for 1; bəˈzænt, older use ˈbɛz ənt for 2/
noun
1.
Annie (Wood) 1847–1933, English theosophist.
2.
Sir Walter, 1836–1901, English novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for walter, sir

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

Scott

/skɒt/
noun
1.
Sir George Gilbert. 1811–78, British architect, prominent in the Gothic revival. He restored many churches and cathedrals and designed the Albert Memorial (1863) and St Pancras Station (1865)
2.
his grandson, Sir Giles Gilbert. 1880–1960, British architect, whose designs include the Anglican cathedral in Liverpool (1904–78) and the new Waterloo Bridge (1939–45)
3.
Paul (Mark). 1920–78, British novelist, who is best known for the series of novels known as the "Raj Quartet": The Jewel in the Crown (1966), The Day of the Scorpion (1968), The Towers of Silence (1972), and A Division of the Spoils (1975). Staying On (1977) won the Booker Prize
4.
Sir Peter (Markham). 1909–89, British naturalist, wildlife artist, and conservationist, noted esp for his paintings of birds. He founded (1946) the Slimbridge refuge for waterfowl in Gloucestershire
5.
his father, Robert Falcon. 1868–1912, British naval officer and explorer of the Antarctic. He commanded two Antarctic expeditions (1901–04; 1910–12) and reached the South Pole on Jan 18, 1912, shortly after Amundsen; he and the rest of his party died on the return journey
6.
Sir Walter. 1771–1832, Scottish romantic novelist and poet. He is remembered chiefly for the "Waverley" historical novels, including Waverley (1814), Rob Roy (1817), The Heart of Midlothian (1818), inspired by Scottish folklore and history, and Ivanhoe (1819), Kenilworth (1821), Quentin Durward (1823), and Redgauntlet (1824). His narrative poems include The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Marmion (1808), and The Lady of the Lake (1810)

Besant

/ˈbɛzənt; bɪˈzænt/
noun
1.
Annie, née Wood. 1847–1933, British theosophist, writer, and political reformer in England and India
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Word Origin and History for walter, sir

Raleigh

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

Scott

surname, by early 12c., from Old English Scott (see Scot); also a personal name in Old English

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