Definition of Berkeley

1. Noun. Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753).

Exact synonyms: Bishop Berkeley, George Berkeley
Generic synonyms: Bishop, Philosopher

2. Noun. A city in California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay; site of the University of California at Berkeley.
Terms within: University Of California At Berkeley
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Ca, Calif., California, Golden State

Definition of Berkeley

1. Proper noun. (surname habitational from=Old English dot=) from the (etyl ang) words ''beorce léah'' meaning ''birch lea''. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surname. ¹

3. Proper noun. Any of several places, including a city in California. ¹

4. Proper noun. The University of California in Berkeley ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Berkeley

Bergmann's fibres
Bergmeister's papilla
Bering Sea
Bering Standard Time
Bering Strait
Bering Time
Berk Sharp technique
Berkefeld filter
Berkley horse
Berkshire Hills
Berlepsch's tinamou
Berlepsch's tinamous
Berlin's oedema
Berlin Wall
Berlin airlift
Berlin blue

Literary usage of Berkeley

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of Modern Philosophy: A Sketch of the History of Philosophy from by Harald Høffding (1908)
"The peculiarity in the case of GEORGE berkeley, —one of the most delicate ... In other respects also, berkeley united in his mode of thought contrasts which ..."

2. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David ( Hume (1890)
"This crucial question in regard to extension does not relations of seem even to have suggested itself to berkeley. The reason coloured why ia not far to ..."

3. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1894)
"I. THE ESSAY AS IN berkeley: SPIRITUAL PHILOSOPHY. Locke's Chiefly through the influence of William Molyneux, the Dublin! ..."

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