Definitions for darwinˈdɑr wɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Darwin, Charles Darwin, Charles Robert Darwin(noun)

    English natural scientist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection (1809-1882)

  2. Darwin(noun)

    provincial capital of the Northern Territory of Australia


  1. Darwin(ProperNoun)

    Charles Darwin (1809u20131882), British naturalist and founder of the theory of evolution by natural selection.

  2. Darwin(ProperNoun)

    Capital of the Northern Territory (Australia).

  3. Origin: (sense 2): Named after Charles Darwin.


  1. Darwin

    Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia. Situated on the Timor Sea, Darwin is the most populated of the two cities in the sparsely populated Northern Territory, with a population of 129,062. It is the smallest and most northerly of the Australian capital cities, and acts as the Top End's regional centre. Darwin has grown from a pioneer outpost and small port into one of Australia's most modern and multicultural cities. Darwin's proximity to South East Asia makes it an important Australian gateway to countries such as Indonesia and East Timor. The Stuart Highway begins in Darwin, ending at Port Augusta in South Australia. The city itself is built on a low bluff overlooking the harbour. Its suburbs spread out over some area, beginning at Lee Point in the north and stretching to Berrimah in the east. Past Berrimah, the Stuart Highway goes on to Darwin's satellite city, Palmerston, and its suburbs. The region, like the rest of the Top End, has a tropical climate, with a wet and a dry season. The city is noted for its consistently warm to hot climate, all throughout the year. Prone to cyclone activity during the wet season, Darwin experiences heavy monsoonal down pours and spectacular lightning shows. During the dry season, the city is met with blue skies and gentle sea breezes from the picturesque harbour.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'darwin' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3777

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steven Wright:

    My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted.

  2. Larry Wright:

    If Darwin's theory of evolution was correct, cats would be able to operate a can opener by now.

  3. Dean Koontz:

    I'd give Charles Darwin videotapes of 'Geraldo,' 'Beavis and Butt-head' and 'The McLaughlin Group.' I would be interested in seeing if he still believes in evolution.

  4. Simon Maddocks:

    It's come up all around the house but my ability to turn on irrigation systems from my phone in Darwin and the fact that I had neighbors patrolling with fire units, I think we're lucky we got away with a house.

  5. Helena Cronin, 1992:

    Imagine a world without Darwin. Imagine a world in which Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace had not transformed our understanding of living things. What... would become baffling and puzzling..., in urgent need of explanation? The answer is: practically everything about living things....


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