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  1. Dudleynoun

    A town in the West Midlands.

    Etymology: "wood or clearing of Dudda ( a personal name of unknown meaning)".

  2. Dudleynoun

    A town and metropolitan borough of the West Midlands, England.

    Etymology: Old English , literally "wood or clearing of Dudda (a personal name of unknown meaning)".

  3. Dudleynoun

    A habitational surname, notably of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester at the time of Elizabeth I.

    Etymology: Old English , literally "wood or clearing of Dudda (a personal name of unknown meaning)".

  4. Dudleynoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname, of 19th century and later usage.

    Etymology: Old English , literally "wood or clearing of Dudda (a personal name of unknown meaning)".


  1. Dudley

    Dudley is a large town in the West Midlands county of England, and the administrative and financial centre of the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley. At the 2001 census, the Dudley Urban Sub-Area had a population of 194,919, with the wider metropolitan borough having an estimated population of 312,900 as of the 2011 census, making it one of the most populous districts in England, the second largest town in the United Kingdom behind Reading, and the largest UK borough without its own university. Dudley is part of the West Midlands conurbation, and is located 6 miles south of the city of Wolverhampton and 8 miles north west of the city of Birmingham. It is the largest town in the Black Country region of England, and for many years the town formed part of an exclave of the county of Worcestershire. Despite the more recent changes in county borders, the town still remains part of the Anglican Diocese of Worcester. Dudley Metropolitan Borough unsuccessfully bid to receive city status in 2012, losing out to Chelmsford, Perth, and St. Asaph.

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  1. Dudley

    the largest town in Worcestershire, 8½ m. NW. of Birmingham, in the heart of the "Black Country," with coal-mines, iron-works, and hardware manufactures.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Dudley

    From the castle built by Dodo, a Saxon prince, and ley, “meadow.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dudley in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dudley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Dane Schiller:

    It appeared on further, recent investigation that Mr. Dudley, who had been with his wife in Ohio for over 43 years, never visited Texas until he was arrested last year.

  2. Dudley Sharp:

    So often, it seems, that willful ignorance is, now, the default position for absolute certainty. Dudley Sharp, 2019

  3. Gennadiy Goldberg:

    After such a strong move there are a lot of investors trying to get their bearings on where things go next, we'll see whether Dudley actually lets the higher pricing for June stand or whether he tries to lean against, but it's tough for investors to see where the next move in rates is going without seeing what the remarks from Dudley will be.

  4. Mark Sherman:

    To be clear, after investigation, Chris Dudley was never arrested by Yale or New Haven Police, was never charged with a crime, and never set foot in court.

  5. Dudley Brown:

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    incapable of being atoned for
    • A. inexpiable
    • B. numinous
    • C. currish
    • D. ostensive

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