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St. George

noun
1.
a town in SW Utah.

St. George's

[jawr-jiz] /ˈdʒɔr dʒɪz/
noun
1.
a seaport on and the capital of Grenada, in the SW part.

George

[jawrj; for 4 also German gey-ohr-guh] /dʒɔrdʒ; for 4 also German geɪˈoʊr gə/
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] /ˈʃtɛ fɑn ˈɑn toʊn/ (Show IPA),
1868–1933, German poet.
5.
Lake, 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] /grɪˈneɪ də/
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.
Related forms
Grenadian
[gri-ney-dee-uh n] /grɪˈneɪ di ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
Can be confused
Granada, Grenada.
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British Dictionary definitions for St. George

George1

/dʒɔːdʒ/
noun
1.
David Lloyd. See Lloyd George
2.
Sir Edward (Alan John), known as Eddie. 1938–2009, 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.
(German) (ɡeˈɔrɡə). 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/
noun
1.
(Brit, informal) the automatic pilot in an aircraft
Word Origin
C20: originally a slang name for an airman

Grenada

/ɡrɛˈneɪdə/
noun
1.
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: 109 590 (2013 est). Area: 344 sq km (133 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for St. George

George

masc. personal name, from Late Latin Georgius, from Greek Georgos "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.). 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 1590s.

Grenada

W. Indies island, discovered by Columbus Aug, 15, 1498, and named by him Concepción, the place later was renamed for the old Spanish kingdom or city of Granada, which is said to be from Latin granatum "pomegranate," either from fruit grown in the region or from some fancied resemblance. Others connect the name to Moorish karnattah. The Roman name, Illiberis, is said to be Iberian and represent cognates of Basque hiri "town" + berri "new," and survive in the name of the surrounding Sierra Elvira.

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St. George in Culture
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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Slang definitions & phrases for St. George

george

verb

To invite to sexual activity; proposition: One of the girls georged him, just for kicks (1950s+ Black)


George

adjective

(also george) Excellent; great; superb: She's real George all the way (1951+ Teenagers)

interjection

by george (1731+)

noun
  1. The automatic pilot of an aircraft (1931+ British aviators)
  2. A theater usher (1950s+ Rock and roll)
Related Terms

let george do it

[aviation sense because George became the term for any airman in the British forces, like ''Jack'' for a sailor and ''Tommy'' for a soldier]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Encyclopedia Article for St. George

George

king of Bohemia from 1458. As head of the conservative Utraquist faction of Hussite Protestants, he established himself as a power when Bohemia was still under Habsburg rule, and he was thereafter unanimously elected king by the estates. A nationalist and Hussite king of a prosperous state, he incurred the enmity of the papacy and Bohemia's Roman Catholic neighbours, which finally destroyed his power

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