Whitney

biographical name Whit·ney \ ˈhwit-nē , ˈwit- \

Definition of Whitney

Eli 1765–1825 American inventor

Whitney

biographical name

Definition of Whitney

Josiah Dwight 1819–1896 American geologist

Whitney

biographical name

Definition of Whitney

William Dwight 1827–1894 brother of Josiah Whitney American philologist

Learn More about whitney


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Whitney? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a man who seduces many women

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!