/wayn/, n.1. Anthony ("Mad Anthony"), 1745-96, American Revolutionary War general.2. John (Marion Michael Morrison) ("Duke"), 1907-79, U.S. film actor.3. a township in N New Jersey. 46,474.4. a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit. 21,159.5. a male given name: from an Old English word meaning "wagonmaker."
* * *(as used in expressions)Baker Russell WayneClark Mark WayneGretzky Wayne DouglasRichard Wayne PennimanShorter WayneRichard Wayne Van DykeWayne AnthonyWayne John
* * *township (town), Passaic county, northern New Jersey, U.S., 6 miles (10 km) west of Paterson, New Jersey. The site, first settled in 1695, was originally part of New Barbadoes township in Essex county, which was later incorporated into Bergen county. During the American Revolution the Theunis Dey Mansion (1740s) in Wayne served as General George Washington (Washington, George)'s headquarters in 1780. After the war the Wayne area was separated into the Saddle River township and in 1837 became Manchester township. In 1847 the present township was incorporated and named in honour of Major General Anthony Wayne (Wayne, Anthony). Mainly residential with light manufactures (notably pharmaceuticals and machinery), it is the seat of William Paterson University of New Jersey (1855). Pop. (1990) 47,025; (2000) 54,069.county, north-central New York state, U.S. It comprises a lowland region bordered by Lake Ontario (Ontario, Lake) to the north and intersected by the New York State Canal System (completed 1918), which incorporates the Erie Canal (1825). There are large marshes in the southeastern part of the county. Other bodies of water are the Clyde River and Ganargua Creek. The major species of tree are oak and hickory. The northeastern corner of the county contains state parklands.Algonquian-speaking Seneca Indians probably inhabited the region before the arrival of European colonists. Palmyra was the boyhood home of Joseph Smith (Smith, Joseph), whose visions there inspired him to establish the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1830; the Mormon church). Other major towns are Newark, Clyde, Sodus, Wolcott, and Lyons, which is the county seat.Wayne county was established in 1823 and named for the American Revolutionary general Anthony Wayne (Wayne, Anthony). The economy relies on agriculture (apples, cherries, and potatoes) and manufacturing. Area 604 square miles (1,565 square km). Pop. (2000) 93,765; (2007 est.) 91,291.county, extreme northeastern Pennsylvania, U.S., bounded to the northeast and north by New York state (the West Branch Delaware and Delaware (Delaware River) rivers constituting the boundary), to the southeast by Lake Wallenpaupack and Wallenpaupack Creek, and to the southwest by the Lehigh River. It consists of a hilly region on the Allegheny Plateau. The county contains many lakes, including Prompton and Paupackan lakes, Duck Harbor Pond, and Lakes Henry, Ladore, and Ariel. Other waterways include the Lackawanna and Lackawaxen rivers and Starrucca, Equinunk, Dyberry, and Middle creeks.The county was created in 1798 and named for “Mad” Anthony Wayne (Wayne, Anthony), Revolutionary War general and U.S. Army commander. The principal communities are Hawley, Waymart, and Honesdale, which is the county seat. Tourism forms the county's economic base. Area 729 square miles (1,889 square km). Pop. (2000) 47,722; (2007 est.) 51,708.
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