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Ham·il·ton (hăməl-tən)
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1. The capital of Bermuda, on Bermuda Island. Founded in 1790, it is an important tourist resort.
2. A city of southeast Ontario, Canada, at the western end of Lake Ontario southwest of Toronto. It grew as a port and industrial center.
3. A city of southwest Ohio north of Cincinnati. It was settled on the site of Fort Hamilton, built in 1791.

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Hamilton, Alice1869–1970.
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American physician known for her work in occupational medicine and her book Industrial Poisons in the United States (1925).
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Alice Hamilton

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Hamilton, Lady Emma Lyon 1765?-1815.
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British socialite. She became Horatio Nelson's lover in 1798.

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Hamilton, Alexander 1755?-1804.
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American politician. The first US secretary of the treasury (1789-1795), he established the national bank and public credit system. Hamilton was mortally wounded in a duel with his political rival Aaron Burr.

Hamil·toni·an (-tōnē-ən) adj. & n.

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Hamilton, Edith 1867-1963.
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German-born American classicist noted for her engaging studies of ancient life, particularly The Greek Way (1930), and for her Mythology (1942).

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Hamilton, W(illiam) D(onald) 1936-2000.
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British biologist known for his work on the relationship between genetics and behavior, especially of social insects. He developed the theory of kin selection.

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Hamilton, Mount
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A peak, 1,284 m (4,213 ft) high, of northern California east of San Jose. It is the site of Lick Observatory, built in 1876 to 1888 and directed by the University of California.

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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices

    Thousands of entries in the dictionary include etymologies that trace their origins back to reconstructed proto-languages. You can obtain more information about these forms in our online appendices:

    Indo-European Roots

    Semitic Roots

    The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.

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