Madison: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mad'u-sun), [key]
  1. (Dorothea Payne), 1768–1849, wife of James Madison.
  2. 1751–1836, 4th president of the U.S. 1809–17.
  3. a city in and the capital of Wisconsin, in the S part. 170,616.
  4. a city in NE New Jersey. 15,357.
  5. a town in S Connecticut. 14,031.
  6. a city in SE Indiana. 12,472.
  7. a dance in which the participants stand side by side in a line while one person, acting as leader, calls out various steps, each letter of the word “Madison” signaling a specific step.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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