Aerial view of Berkeley University.
Berkeley definition by Webster's New World
- Berkeley, George 1685-1753; Ir. philosopher & bishop
- Berkeley, Sir William 1606-77; Brit. colonial governor of Virginia (1641-52; 1660-76)
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city in W California, on San Francisco Bay, just north of Oakland: pop. 103,000
Origin: after George Berkeley
Berkeley definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A city of northern California on San Francisco Bay north of Oakland. A branch of the University of California is here (established 1868). Population: 102,000.
, Busby 1895-1976.
American choreographer and film director noted for lavish, synchronized dance routines in films such as 42nd Street (1933).
, George 1685-1753.
Irish prelate and philosopher whose idealist philosophy, directed against the materialism of Thomas Hobbes, is based on the thought that to be is to perceive or to be perceived. His works include Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710) and Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous (1713).
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, Sir William 1606-1677.
English colonial governor of Virginia (1641-1649 and 1660-1677) whose policies led to Bacon's Rebellion (1676).
Berkeley - Cultural Definition
City in California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay.
- Berkeley is the location of a distinguished branch of the University of California. The University of California at Berkeley has been a center for student activism and social-change movements, particularly in the 1960s and early 1970s.