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Mel·bourne

 (mĕl′bərn)
A city of southeast Australia southwest of Canberra. Settled in 1835, it was the seat of the Australian federal government from 1901 to 1927. It is now the capital of the state of Victoria.

Melbourne

(ˈmɛlbən)
n
(Placename) a port in SE Australia, capital of Victoria, on Port Phillip Bay: the second largest city in the country; settled in 1835 and developed rapidly with the discovery of rich goldfields in 1851; three universities. Pop: 4 246 345 (2012)

Melbourne

(ˈmɛlbən)
n
(Biography) William Lamb, 2nd Viscount. 1779–1848; Whig prime minister (1834; 1835–41). He was the chief political adviser to the young Queen Victoria

Mel•bourne

(ˈmɛl bərn)

n.
1. 2nd Viscount, Lamb, William.
2. the capital of Victoria, in SE Australia. 3,081,000.
3. a city on the E coast of Florida. 59,690.
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Noun1.Melbourne - a resort town in east central Florida
Everglade State, FL, Florida, Sunshine State - a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
2.Melbourne - the capital of Victoria state and 2nd largest Australian city; a financial and commercial center
Victoria - a state in southeastern Australia
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I had started in a hole, I ought really to have refused the invitation; then we all went to the Melbourne Cup, and I had the certain winner that didn't win, and that's not the only way you can play the fool in Melbourne.
I doubt if I have sufficiently impressed upon you the absolute necessity of my returning to Melbourne in funds.
Especially was this the case in the days when the wooden clippers did finely to land you in Sydney or in Melbourne under the four full months.
Company, which runs from Ceylon to Sydney, touching at King George's Point and Melbourne.
Some of them were more fair to see than the others; many were (to put it mildly) somewhat over-masted; all were expected to make good passages; and of all that line of ships, whose rigging made a thick, enormous network against the sky, whose brasses flashed almost as far as the eye of the policeman at the gates could reach, there was hardly one that knew of any other port amongst all the ports on the wide earth but London and Sydney, or London and Melbourne, or London and Adelaide, perhaps with Hobart Town added for those of smaller tonnage.
The pretty Miss Mansfield has already received the congratulatory visits on her approaching marriage with a young Englishman, John Melbourne, Esq.
He was to leave the vessel at Melbourne, bid a polite good-bye to the captain, and go off at once to the gold-fields.
At half past a policeman held up his hand and stopped the taxi, to the driver's great astonishment, as he was driving slowly across Melbourne Square, Kensington.
See here, you son of an imported Malaga jackass," he said between his teeth, "I'd have you know that I'm related on my mother's side to Carbine, winner of the Melbourne Cup, and where I come from we aren't accustomed to being ridden over roughshod by any parrot-mouthed, pig-headed mule in a pop-gun pea-shooter battery.
Back to Australia, another time charter and general merchandise picked up at Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide, and carried on to Mauritius, Lourenco Marques, Durban, Algoa Bay, and Cape Town.
I had been six years at sea, but had only seen Melbourne and Sydney, very good places, charming places in their way--but Bankok!
One day a gold convoy came down from Ballarat to Melbourne, and we lay in wait for it and attacked it.