from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A town of the eastern Falkland Islands on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the administrative capital of the British dependency. Population: 2,110.
- Stanley, Edward George Geoffrey Smith. 14th Earl of Derby. 1799-1869. British politician who served as prime minister (1852, 1858-1859, and 1866-1868).
- Stanley, Francis Edgar 1849-1918. American inventor who with his twin brother Freelan (1849-1940 ) developed a steam-powered automobile, the Stanley Steamer (1897).
- Stanley, Sir Henry Morton 1841-1904. British journalist and explorer known for his expedition into Africa in search of David Livingstone, whom he greeted with the words "Doctor Livingstone, I presume?” (1871).
- Stanley, Wendell Meredith 1904-1971. American biochemist. He shared a 1946 Nobel Prize for discovering methods of producing pure enzymes and virus proteins.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A habitational surname.
- proper n. Any of several places, outside England named for persons with the surname.
- proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname. Popular in early 20th century.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States inventor who built a steam-powered automobile (1849-1918)
- n. Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
From places in England, Old English stān ("stone") + lēah ("meadow"). (Wiktionary)