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The capital of Wisconsin, in the south-central part of the state west of Milwaukee. It was chosen as territorial capital in 1836 and settled the same year. The main branch of the University of Wisconsin (founded 1848) is here.


(Cycle Racing) a type of cycle relay race
[C20: from Madison Square Gardens in New York City, early venue for such races]


(Placename) a city in the US, in S central Wisconsin, on an isthmus between Lakes Mendota and Monona: the state capital. Pop: 218 432 (2003 est)


(Biography) James. 1751–1836, US statesman; 4th president of the US (1809–17). He helped to draft the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. His presidency was dominated by the War of 1812


(ˈmæd ə sən)

1. Dolly or Dolley (Dorothea Payne), 1768–1849, wife of James Madison.
2. James, 1751–1836, 4th president of the U.S. 1809–17.
3. the capital of Wisconsin, in the S part. 197,630.
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Noun1.Madison - 4th President of the United StatesMadison - 4th President of the United States; member of the Continental Congress and rapporteur at the Constitutional Convention in 1776; helped frame the Bill of Rights (1751-1836)
2.Madison - capital of the state of WisconsinMadison - capital of the state of Wisconsin; located in the southern part of state; site of the main branch of the University of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin - a university in Madison, Wisconsin
Badger State, WI, Wisconsin - a midwestern state in north central United States
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On his bench in Madison Square Soapy moved uneasily.
Jack is kind to the regular denizens of Madison Square, and gives fair warning of his annual call.
He set his face down this toward Madison Square, for the homing instinct survives even when the home is a park bench.
This address at Madison was the first that I had delivered that in any large measure dealt with the general problem of the races.
In this address at Madison I took the ground that the policy to be pursued with references to the races was, by every honourable means, to bring them together and to encourage the cultivation of friendly relations, instead of doing that which would embitter.
The address which I delivered at Madison, before the National Educational Association, gave me a rather wide introduction in the North, and soon after that opportunities began offering themselves for me to address audiences there.
I'm generally so tied down; but I met the Countess Ellen in Madison Square, and she was good enough to let me walk home with her.
US Madison National Bancorp (OTC:MNBZ) said on Friday it had agreed to be acquired, along with its unit Madison National Bank, by local peer FNBNY Bancorp for some USD33.
James Madison: Philosopher, Founder, and Statesman is a collection of 15 papers given at a 2006 Lincoln Center for the American Studies conference on James Madison, and offers a wide-ranging glimpse into the life and mind of the nation's fourth president.
Madison Marquette announced that it has united and strengthened its tenant representation and specialty leasing capabilities under one national brand name, Madison Retail Group.
At the center of the maelstrom is councilman Steve Madison, who - depending on one's increasingly polarized viewpoint - is either an independent thinker concerned with the greater good or a sellout.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Music Madison, Wisconsin * January 14-16, 2005

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