Definition of Roanoke

1. Noun. A city in southwestern Virginia.

Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, Va, Virginia

Definition of Roanoke

1. Noun. (US historical) White beads of low value made from shells, formerly used for ornaments and currency by Native Americans of colonial Virginia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Roanoke

roadworthy
roaldite
roamable
roamed
roamer
roamers
roamin'
roaming
roaming master
roaming masters
roamings
roams
roan
roan antelope
roanoke (current term)
roans
roar
roar off
roar on
roared
roarer
roarers
roarest
roareth
roarie
roarier
roariest
roaring
roaringly

Literary usage of Roanoke

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

1. The American Bar by James Clark Fifield (1918)
"roanoke Bar Ass'n. Firm is counsel for: Federal Land Bank, Baltimore, Md., ... Phi Gamma Delta fraternity; roanoke, and Va. State Bar Ass'ns. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Error to Corporation Court of roanoke. Action between Lucy M. Rice and Alary B. Oakes Freeland. To review judgment admitting certain letter to probate as ..."

3. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War by Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buel (1887)
"The batteries of the Union vessels at roanoke Island and New Berne were as follows: ... The total Union loss at roanoke Island was 37 killed, 214 wounded, ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1862)
"roanoke. BY OBO. ... No more the hounds and hunters come To chase the wild deer from the oak For desolation sere and dumb, Sits in the homes of roanoke. ..."

5. Virginia Law Books: Essays and Bibliographies by William Hamilton Bryson (2000)
"Charters and General Ordinances of the City of roanoke, Virginia: Also Special Ordinances and ... Official Building and Plumbing Code, City of roanoke. ..."

6. Virginia Law Books: Essays and Bibliographies by William Hamilton Bryson (2000)
"Charters and General Ordinances of the City of roanoke, Virginia: Also Special Ordinances and ... Official Building and Plumbing Code, City of roanoke. ..."

7. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Under the Editorial Supervision of Lyon by Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1915)
"cían and citizen of roanoke. Virginia, is a descendant of several of the old Virginian families. He was born August 31, 1876. at Winchester, Virginia, ..."

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