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A city of northern California on San Francisco Bay north of Oakland. A branch of the University of California is here (established 1868).


(Placename) a city in W California, on San Francisco Bay: seat of the University of California. Pop: 102 049 (2003 est)


1. (Biography) Busby. real name William Berkeley Enos. 1895–1976, US dance director, noted esp for his elaborate choreography in film musicals
2. (Biography) George. 1685–1753, Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop, whose system of subjective idealism was expounded in his works A Treatise concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710) and Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous (1713). He also wrote Essay towards a New Theory of Vision (1709)
3. (Biography) Sir Lennox (Randal Francis). 1903–89, British composer; his works include four symphonies, four operas, and the Serenade for Strings (1939)


(ˈbɜrk li; for 2,3 also Brit. ˈbɑrk-)

1. George, 1685?–1753, Irish bishop and philosopher.
2. Sir William, 1610–77, British colonial governor of Virginia 1642–76.
3. a city in W California on San Francisco Bay. 103,660.
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Noun1.Berkeley - Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)Berkeley - Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
2.Berkeley - a city in California on the eastern shore of San Francisco BayBerkeley - a city in California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay; site of the University of California at Berkeley
University of California at Berkeley - a university in Berkeley, California
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
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It was in February, 1912, that I first met him, when, as a guest of my father's* at dinner, he came to our house in Berkeley.
John Cunningham, Avis Everhard's father, was a professor at the State University at Berkeley, California.
Look here, Swiftwater, there's a crossroads right ahead, with lots of gates, but it'll take us backcountry clear into Berkeley.
He made a long day of it, but no glimpse did he catch of Dede Mason, though he even took the back-road of many gates and rode on into Berkeley.
Locke having maintained that he could form an idea of triangle in general, without deciding what sort of triangle it was to be, Berkeley contended that this was impossible.
Elinor's thoughts were full of what might be passing in Berkeley Street during their absence; but a moment's glance at her sister when they returned was enough to inform her, that Willoughby had paid no second visit there.
Business on Sir John's part, and a violent cold on her own, prevented their calling in Berkeley Street.
Sancroft, living in that central deep of the fashionable whirlpool known among mortals as Berkeley Square.
Your mother's eyes are bad again; and your brother Berkeley has been gambling, and seems to think I ought to pay his debts for him.
The philosophy of Berkeley is but the transposition of two words.
In English philosophy too, many affinities may be traced, not only in the works of the Cambridge Platonists, but in great original writers like Berkeley or Coleridge, to Plato and his ideas.
He caught a Telegraph Avenue car that was going to Berkeley.