Main definitions of Madison in English

: Madison1Madison2

Madison1

proper noun

  • 1A city in northern Alabama, southwest of Huntsville; population 38,714 (est. 2008)

  • 2The capital of Wisconsin, situated in the central part of the state; population 231,916 (est. 2008)

Origin

Named after President James Madison(see Madison, James).

Pronunciation:

Madison

/ˈmadəsən/

Main definitions of Madison in English

: Madison1Madison2

Madison2

noun

  • An energetic group dance popular in the 1960s.

    • ‘Based on a six count chorus step, The Madison contains several dance sequences which make playful references to 1950s and 1960s Television shows (e.g. The Rifleman) sports stars (e.g. Wilt Chamberlain) and performers (e.g. Jackie Gleason)’
    • ‘There is something about the Madison, that grand-daddy of line dances, that has continually captured the cinematic fancy of great film directors.’

Origin

Of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

Madison

/ˈmadəsən/