Definition of Raffles, Sir Stamford in English:

Raffles, Sir Stamford

proper noun

  • (1781–1826), British colonial administrator; full name Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. As Lieutenant General of Sumatra he persuaded the East India Company to purchase the undeveloped island of Singapore (1819), undertaking much of the preliminary work for transforming it into an international port and centre of commerce.

Pronunciation

Raffles, Sir Stamford

/ˈraf(ə)lz/