What does Langley mean?

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ˈlæŋ lilan·g·ley

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. langleynoun

    unit of solar radiation

  2. Langley, Samuel Pierpoint Langleynoun

    United States astronomer and aviation pioneer who invented the bolometer and contributed to the design of early aircraft (1834-1906)


  1. Langleynoun

    An English surname.

  2. Langleynoun

    An unincorporated community in the census-designated place of McLean in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States.

  3. Langleynoun

    A metronym for the Central Intelligence Agency, whose headquarters is located in Langley, Virginia.

  4. Langleynoun

    A district municipality in southwestern British Columbia, Canada.

  5. Langleynoun

    A town in England.

  6. Langleynoun

    A lunar crater located close to the northwestern limb of the Moon.

  7. langleynoun

    A unit of heat transmission in the CGS system of units. It is equivalent to 41,840 J/mu00B2 in SI units. Symbol: Ly.

  8. Etymology: A habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English lang ("long") + lēah ("wood" or "glade").


  1. Langley

    Langley is an unincorporated community in the census-designated place of McLean in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The community was essentially absorbed into McLean many years ago, although there is still a Langley High School. In addition to being a bedroom community for Washington, D.C., the area is the site of the headquarters for the Central Intelligence Agency, the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center of the Federal Highway Administration, and the Claude Moore Colonial Farm of the National Park Service. Langley is often used as a metonym for the CIA.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Langley is ranked #1289 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Langley surname appeared 27,252 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 9 would have the surname Langley.

    82.4% or 22,464 total occurrences were White.
    11.3% or 3,082 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 643 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 575 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 354 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 136 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Langley in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Langley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. pecuniary
    • B. numinous
    • C. lacerate
    • D. askant

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