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St. George's

[jawr-jiz]
noun
a seaport on and the capital of Grenada, in the SW part.

George

[jawrj; for 4 also German gey-ohr-guh]
noun
1.
David Lloyd, Lloyd George, David.
2.
Henry, 1839–97, U.S. economist: advocate of a single tax.
3.
Saint, died a.d. 303?, Christian martyr: patron saint of England.
4.
Stefan Anton [shte-fahn ahn-tohn] , 1868–1933, German poet.
5.
a lake in E New York. 36 miles (58 km) long.
6.
a river in NE Quebec, Canada, flowing N from the Labrador border to Ungava Bay. 350 miles (563 km) long.
7.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “farmer.”

Grenada

[gri-ney-duh]
noun
1.
one of the Windward Islands, in the E West Indies.
2.
an independent country comprising this island and the S Grenadines: a former British colony; gained independence 1974: scene of invasion by U.S. and Caribbean forces 1983. 133 sq. mi. (344 sq. km). Capital: St. George's.
3.
a town in central Mississippi.

Grenadian [gri-ney-dee-uhn] , adjective, noun

Granada, Grenada.
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George1 (dʒɔːdʒ)
 
n
1.  David Lloyd. See Lloyd George
2.  Sir Edward (Alan John), known as Eddie. born 1938, British economist, governor of the Bank of England (1993--2003)
3.  Henry. 1839--97, US economist: advocated a single tax on land values, esp in Progress and Poverty (1879)
4.  Saint. died ?303 ad, Christian martyr, the patron saint of England; the hero of a legend in which he slew a dragon. Feast day: April 23
5.  Stefan (Anton) (ˈʃtɛfan). 1868--1933, German poet and aesthete. Influenced by the French Symbolists, esp Mallarmé and later by Nietzsche, he sought for an idealized purity of form in his verse. He refused Nazi honours and went into exile in 1933

George2 (dʒɔːdʒ)
 
n
informal (Brit) the automatic pilot in an aircraft
 
[C20: originally a slang name for an airman]

Grenada (ɡrɛˈneɪdə)
 
n
an island state in the Caribbean, in the Windward Islands: formerly a British colony (1783--1967); since 1974 an independent state within the Commonwealth; occupied by US troops (1983--85); mainly agricultural. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: East Caribbean dollar. Capital: St George's. Pop: 80 000 (2003 est). Area: 344 sq km (133 sq miles)

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George
male personal name, from L. Georgius, from Gk. Georgios "husbandman, farmer," from ge "earth" + ergon "work" (see urge (v.)). The name introduced in England by the Crusaders (a vision of St. George played a key role in the First Crusade), but not common until after the Hanoverian
succession (18c.); so also Georgian (1855) in reference to the reigns of the first four king Georges (1714-1830). St. George began to be recognized as patron of England in time of Edward III, perhaps because of his association with the Order of the Garter (see garter). His feast day, April 23, was made a holiday in 1222. The legend of his combat with the dragon is first found in "Legenda Aurea" (13c.). The exclamation by (St.) George! is recorded from 1598.
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Grenada [(gruh-nay-duh)]

Nation in the West Indies, about one hundred miles off the coast of South America. Its capital and largest city is St. George's.

Note: In 1983, President Ronald Reagan of the United States ordered an invasion of the island, allegedly to protect some one thousand American citizens from Cuban military personnel on the island.
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