What does raleigh mean?

Definitions for raleighˈrɔ li, ˈrɑ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Raleigh, Walter Raleigh, Sir Walter Raleigh, Ralegh, Walter Ralegh, Sir Walter Ralegh(noun)

    English courtier (a favorite of Elizabeth I) who tried to colonize Virginia; introduced potatoes and tobacco to England (1552-1618)

  2. Raleigh, capital of North Carolina(noun)

    capital of the state of North Carolina; located in the east central part of the North Carolina


  1. Raleigh(ProperNoun)

    the county seat of Wake County and the capital of North Carolina

  2. Raleigh(ProperNoun)

    an English place name, surname and given name

  3. Raleigh(ProperNoun)

    Sir Walter Raleigh English explorer and soldier

  4. Raleigh(ProperNoun)

    an English bicycle manufacturer


  1. Raleigh

    Raleigh is the capital and the second largest city in the state of North Carolina as well as the seat of Wake County. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city's 2011 estimated population was 416,468, over an area of 142.8 square miles, making Raleigh currently the 42nd most populous city in the United States. It is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island in present-day Dare County, North Carolina. Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill make up the three primary cities of the Research Triangle metropolitan region. The regional nickname of "The Triangle" originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, primarily located in Durham County, roughly midway between the cities of Raleigh and Chapel Hill, and three major research universities of North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Research Triangle region encompasses the U.S. Census Bureau's Combined Statistical Area of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill in the central Piedmont region of North Carolina. As of 2012 Census Estimate the population of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill CSA was 1,998,808. The Raleigh Metropolitan Statistical Area as of 2012 Census Estimate was 1,188,564.

Anagrams for raleigh »

  1. hair gel, hair-gel

  2. Hair gel

  3. Hair-gel


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of raleigh in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of raleigh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Raleigh Police Department:

    The Raleigh Police Department appreciates the long term and strong relationship it continues to have with Smithfield's.

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