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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Raffles, Sir Thomas Raffles, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles(noun)

    British colonial administrator who founded Singapore (1781-1826)


  1. Raffles

    Raffles is a film starring David Niven and Olivia de Havilland, and is one of several film adaptations of an 1899 novel by E. W. Hornung, Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman. Sidney Howard wrote the screenplay for the 1930 version, died in 1939, and was given credit as co-author of the screenplay with John Van Druten. F. Scott Fitzgerald may also have worked on the script, but this is unconfirmed.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of raffles in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of raffles in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sam Galsworthy:

    It will be used in Raffles Singapore Slings but it's not anchored to one specific drink, gin is so versatile... I love it on the rocks or in a martini.

  2. Sam Galsworthy:

    I've always felt an emotional connection with Stamford Raffles because Stamford Raffles was my great, great, great, great, great grandfather, when I mentioned this to Nigel Moore [ Raffles' FB director ], I saw his face light up as I hoped it would. But I was blissfully unaware that 2015 would be the centenary of the Raffles Singapore Sling.

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