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  1. Matilda(Noun)

    Either of two British infantry tanks in use during World War II, the Infantry Tank Mark I or Infantry Tank Mark II.

  2. Matilda(ProperNoun)


  3. matilda(Noun)

    A bundle of possessions, often tied up in a sack; a swag.

  4. Origin: Name of medieval royalty, Latinized form of maht,meht "might" + hild "battle".

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  1. Matilda

    Matilda is a children's novel by author Roald Dahl. It was published in 1988 by Jonathan Cape in London, with illustrations by Quentin Blake. The story is about Matilda Wormwood, an extraordinary child with ordinary and rather unpleasant parents, who are contemptuous of their daughter's prodigious talents, and her discovery of her telekinetic abilities. It was adapted into an audio reading by Joely Richardson, a film in 1996, a two-part adaptation for BBC Radio 4 starring Nicola McAuliffe as Matilda and narrated by Lenny Henry. In 2010 it was adapted into a musical.

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  1. Matilda

    the "Great Countess" of Tuscany, celebrated for her zeal on behalf of the Popes against the Emperor Henry IV., and for the donation of her possessions to the Church, which gave rise to a contest after her death (1046-1115).

  2. Matilda

    or Maud, daughter of Henry I. of England and wife of the Emperor Henry V., on whose decease she was married to Geoffrey Plantagenet of Anjou and became mother of Henry II.; on the death of her father succeeded to the English throne, but was supplanted by Stephen, whom she defeated and who finally defeated her (1103-1167).


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