Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
The capital of North Carolina, in the east-central part of the state near Durham and Chapel Hill. It was laid out in 1792 and named for Sir Walter Raleigh.
(Placename) a city in E central North Carolina, capital of the state. Pop: 316 802 (2003 est)
Raleigh(ˈrɔːlɪ; ˈrɑː-) or
(Biography) Sir Walter. ?1552–1618, English courtier, explorer, and writer; favourite of Elizabeth I. After unsuccessful attempts to colonize Virginia (1584–89), he led two expeditions to the Orinoco to search for gold (1595; 1616). He introduced tobacco and potatoes into England, and was imprisoned (1603–16) for conspiracy under James I. He was beheaded in 1618
Ra•leigh(ˈrɔ li, ˈrɑ-)
1. Sir Walter. Also, Ra′legh. 1552?–1618, English explorer and writer.
2. the capital of North Carolina, in the central part. 243,835.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Raleigh - English courtier (a favorite of Elizabeth I) who tried to colonize Virginia; introduced potatoes and tobacco to England (1552-1618)|
|2.||Raleigh - capital of the state of North Carolina; located in the east central part of the North Carolina|