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Orlando

(ôrlăn`dō), city (1990 pop. 164,693), seat of Orange co., central Fla., in a lake region; inc. 1875. In a citrus fruit and farm area, it is one of the world's most visited vacation spots. Orlando's economy focuses on aerospace and electronics, but tourism brings in the largest revenues. Located 15 mi (24 km) SW is the Disney World theme park, including the EPCOT Center and Animal Kingdom. Also nearby are two other major attractions, Sea World and Universal Studios Florida. Luxury hotels, restaurants, and tourist facilities abound in and near Orlando, which is noted for its mild climate. The city was settled near Fort Gatlin, a post established (c.1837) during the Seminole WarSeminole War,
in U.S. history, armed conflict between the U.S. government and the Seminoles. In 1832 the U.S. government signed a treaty with the Seminoles, who lived in Florida, providing for their removal to Oklahoma in 1835 in exchange for a small sum of money.
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. The Univ. of Central Florida is there, and Rollins College is in nearby Winter Park. There is a busy international airport, and the city is home to the Magic (National Basketball Association).

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Orlando

 

a city in Florida, in the southeastern USA. Population, 99,000 (1970; with suburbs, 428,000). Orlando is the center of an important citrus fruit region. Of the city’s population, 25,000 are employed in local industry, which includes the processing of citrus fruit and the manufacture of missiles, missile engines, and electronic parts and components. Orlando is a winter resort.

Orlando

gallant and steadfast hero of medieval romance. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso; Orlando Inammorato; Morgante Maggiore]

Orlando

driven insane by lover’s betrayal. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso]
See: Madness

Orlando

born a man in 1588, dies a woman in 1928. [Br. Lit. Orlando, Magill I, 698–700]

Orlando

a city in the US, in Florida: site of Walt Disney World. Pop.: 199 336 (2003 est.)
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Jackson elected to start Cook in place of Brown, even with Howard playing for Orlando.
With more than 95 remarkable attractions, 300 lakes, springs and rivers, 150 challenging golf courses, 800 tennis courts, 52 million square feet of shopping space, more than 110,000 rooms in luxury resorts, themed hotels and economy motels, 4,500 restaurants, and 180 annual special events including performing arts ranging from Beethoven to Shakespeare, it's easy to figure why Orlando is one of the world's leading vacation destinations.
Working to achieve balance in his own life, Orlando travels widely to choreograph and conduct workshops during summers: seven years for Bat-Dor Dance Company of Israel, American Dance Festival in North Carolina, fourteen seasons in Alaska.
Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato had to appeal to an audience steeped in romance, and Looney examines and explicates passages that trace the work's transitions and narrative junctures.
Charging that the acceptance of homosexuality is "the last step in the decline of Gentile civilization," Robertson predicted dire consequences for both Orlando and the United States.
GARY INDIANA: Your ideas about narrative seem to have changed a lot between The Gold Diggers |1981~ and Orlando.
With this record, Orlando is the first destination in the country to welcome more than 50 million visitors and remains the most visited destination in the U.
On the floor and off it, he bore a striking resemblance to ``the big kid who likes to have fun and enjoy life,'' as Magic guard Darrell Armstrong remembered him from their playing days together in Orlando.
In its day Orlando was very popular, one of Virginia's most popular novels.
Under construction on 22 acres, south of Conroy Road and across Eastgate Drive from The Mall at Millenia, IKEA Orlando will present nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, three model homes, 50 room settings, a supervised children's play area, a 300-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties such as meatballs with lingonberries and salmon plates, as well as American dishes.
If he can do that, he's going to be unstoppable,'' said teammate Brian Shaw, who also played three seasons with O'Neal in Orlando.
ORHS's six year capital plan for fiscal years 2007-2012 totals $900 million and includes an expansion of the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and the expansion and replacement of portions of its flagship facility, Orlando Regional Medical Center.