lloyds

Lloyd's

[loidz] ,
noun
an association of independent English insurance underwriters, founded in London about 1688, originally engaged in underwriting only marine risks but now also issuing policies on almost every type of insurance.

Origin:
named after Edward Lloyd, 17th-century owner of a London coffeehouse that was frequented by insurers against sea risk

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Lloyd

[loid]
noun
1.
Welsh Legend. Llwyd.
2.
Harold (Clayton) [kleyt-n] , 1894–1971, U.S. actor.
3.
(John) Selwyn (Brooke) [sel-win] , 1904–78, British statesman.
4.
a male given name: from a Welsh word meaning “gray.”
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Lloyd (lɔɪd)
 
n
1.  Clive (Hubert). born 1944, West Indian (Guyanese) cricketer; captained the West Indies (1974--88)
2.  Harold (Clayton). 1893--1971, US comic film actor
3.  Marie, real name Matilda Alice Victoria Wood. 1870--1922, English music-hall entertainer

Lloyd's (lɔɪdz)
 
n
an association of London underwriters, set up in the late 17th century. Originally concerned exclusively with marine insurance and a shipping information service, it now subscribes a variety of insurance policies and publishes a daily list (Lloyd's List) of shipping data and news
 
[C17: named after Edward Lloyd (died ?1726) at whose coffee house in London the underwriters originally carried on their business]

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Lloyd
male proper name, from Welsh llwyd "grey." Lloyd's in ref. to the London-based association of marine underwriters is first recorded 1819, from Lloyd's Coffee House, Tower Street, London, opened in 1688 by Edward Lloyd, who supplied shipping information to his clients.
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