Elizabeth

Elizabeth

[ih-liz-uh-buhth]
noun
1.
Douay Bible. Elisabeth.
2.
(Elizaveta Petrovna) 1709–62, empress of Russia 1741–62 (daughter of Peter the Great).
3.
(Pauline Elizabeth Ottilie Luise, Princess of Wied"Carmen Sylva") 1843–1916, queen of Romania 1881–1914 and author.
4.
(Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (the Queen Mother)) 1900–2002, queen consort of George VI of Great Britain (mother of Elizabeth II).
5.
Saint, 1207–31, Hungarian princess and religious mystic.
6.
a city in NE New Jersey.
7.
a female given name: from a hebrew word meaning “oath of God.”
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Elizabeth I

noun
(Elizabeth Tudor) 1533–1603, queen of England 1558–1603 (successor of Mary I; daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn).

Elizabeth II

noun
(Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor) born 1926, queen of Great Britain since 1952 (daughter of George VI).

Russell

[ruhs-uhl] ,
noun
1.
Bertrand (Arthur William), 3rd Earl, 1872–1970, English philosopher, mathematician, and author: Nobel Prize in literature 1950.
2.
Charles Edward, 1860–1941, U.S. journalist, sociologist, biographer, and political leader.
3.
Charles Taze [teyz] , ("Pastor Russell") 1852–1916, U.S. religious leader and publisher: founder of Jehovah's Witnesses.
4.
Elizabeth Mary, Countess (Mary Annette Beauchamp"Elizabeth") 1866–1941, Australian novelist.
5.
George William ("Æ") 1867–1935, Irish poet and painter.
6.
Henry Norris, 1877–1957, U.S. astronomer.
7.
John Russell, 1st Earl (Lord John Russell) 1792–1878, British statesman: prime minister 1846–52, 1865–66.
8.
Lillian (Helen Louise Leonard) 1861–1922, U.S. singer and actress.
9.
William Felton [fel-tn] , ("Bill") born 1934, U.S. basketball player and coach.
10.
a mountain in E California, in the Sierra Nevada. 14,088 feet (4294 meters).
11.
a mountain in S central Alaska, in the Alaska Range. 11,670 feet (3557 meters).
12.
a male given name.
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Elizabeth1 (ɪˈlɪzəbəθ)
 
n
1.  a city in NE New Jersey, on Newark Bay. Pop: 123 215 (2003 est)
2.  a town in SE South Australia, part of Adelaide. Pop: 26 428 (2006)

Elizabeth2 (ɪˈlɪzəbəθ)
 
n
1.  New Testament Saint Elizabeth, Saint Elisabeth the wife of Zacharias, mother of John the Baptist, and kinswoman of the Virgin Mary. Feast day: Nov 5 or 8
2.  pen name Carmen Sylva. 1843--1916, queen of Romania (1881--1914) and author
3.  Russian name Yelizaveta Petrovna. 1709--62, empress of Russia (1741--62); daughter of Peter the Great
4.  title the Queen Mother; original name Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. 1900--2002, queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1936--52) as the wife of George VI; mother of Elizabeth II

Elizabeth I
 
n
1533--1603, queen of England (1558--1603); daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She established the Church of England (1559) and put an end to Catholic plots, notably by executing Mary Queen of Scots (1587) and defeating the Spanish Armada (1588). Her reign was notable for commercial growth, maritime expansion, and the flourishing of literature, music, and architecture

Elizabeth II
 
n
born 1926, queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1952; daughter of George VI

Russell (ˈrʌsəl)
 
n
1.  Bertrand (Arthur William), 3rd Earl. 1872--1970, British philosopher and mathematician. His books include Principles of Mathematics (1903), Principia Mathematica (1910--13) with A. N. Whitehead, Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy (1919), The Problems of Philosophy (1912), The Analysis of Mind (1921), and An Enquiry into Meaning and Truth (1940): Nobel prize for literature 1950
2.  George William pen name æ. 1867--1935, Irish poet and journalist
3.  Henry Norris. 1877--1957, US astronomer and astrophysicist, who originated one form of the Hertzsprung--Russell diagram
4.  John, 1st Earl. 1792--1878, British statesman; prime minister (1846--52; 1865--66). He led the campaign to carry the 1832 Reform Act
5.  Ken. born 1927, British film director. His films include Women in Love (1969), The Music Lovers (1970), The Boy Friend (1971), Valentino (1977), Gothic (1986), and The Rainbow (1989)

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Russell
masc. proper name, from O.Fr. rous-el, dim. of rous "red," used as a personal name.

Elizabeth
fem. proper name, Biblical name of the wife of Aaron, from Heb. Elishebha "God is an oath," the second element said by Klein to be related to shivah (fem. sheva) "seven," and to nishba "he swore," originally "he bound himself by (the sacred number) seven." Has never ranked lower than 26th in popularity
among the names given to baby girls in the U.S. in any year since 1880, the oldest for which a reliable list is available
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Russell   (rŭs'əl)  Pronunciation Key 
American astronomer who studied binary stars and developed methods to calculate their mass and distances. Working independently of Ejnar Hertzsprung, Russell also demonstrated the relationship between types of stars and their absolute magnitude. This correlation is now known as the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.
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Elizabeth I definition


A queen of England in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries; a brilliant and crafty ruler who presided over the Renaissance in England. Her reign, the Elizabethan period, was a time of notable triumphs in literature (William Shakespeare rose to prominence while she was queen) and war (the defeat of the Spanish Armada). The daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth never married. She is called the “Virgin Queen” and “Good Queen Bess.”

Note: The state of Virginia is named after the “Virgin Queen.”

Elizabeth II definition


The present queen of Britain. Her husband is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and the eldest of her four children is Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales. Since Elizabeth became queen in 1952, dozens of nations, formerly possessions of Britain, have become independent.

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