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Meaning of Stanley

Stan•ley

Pronunciation: (stan'lē), [key]
— n.
  1. (Dean Stanley) 1815–81, English clergyman and author.
  2. 1799–1869, British statesman: prime minister 1852, 1858–59, 1866–68.
  3. 1849–1918, and his twin brother1849–1940, U.S. inventors and manufacturers: developed steam-powered car.
  4. (John Rowlands) 1841–1904, British journalist and explorer in Africa: led successful search for David Livingstone.
  5. 1904–71, U.S. biochemist: Nobel prize 1946.
  6. the capital and principal harbor of the Falkland Islands, in the E part. 1000.
  7. former name of
  8. a male given name: an Old English family name taken from a placename meaning “stone field.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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